Town Of Hill Man Sentenced For Tax Evasion
CONCORD, N.H. – Ronald Martin, 65, of Hill, New Hampshire, was sentenced today by the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 12 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for tax evasion reports Acting United States Attorney Donald Feith.
Martin formerly owned and operated Martin Construction in Northfield, New Hampshire, and employed three to eight employees at various times. In 2008, 2009 and 2010, Martin’s business earned about $1.2 million in gross receipts, but Martin did not file any federal income tax returns for Martin Construction or for himself during those years and did not pay any federal income tax for either. Martin took steps to conceal the business revenue by directing payments and invoices for selling scrap metal to be made in the name of a third party. He also only deposited a small fraction of the income earned from Martin Construction into the business’ bank account. Instead, Martin diverted a significant portion of the business income for personal expenditures. He also did not file any federal employment tax returns or pay over to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) any federal employment taxes for any of his employees.
A federal grand jury indicted Martin on three counts of tax evasion in July 2014 and, on June 23, 2015, he pleaded guilty to those charges.
This case was investigated by special agents of the IRS – Criminal Investigation and the Environmental Protection Agency Criminal Investigation Division. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark S. Zuckerman and Senior Litigation Counsel Corey J. Smith of the Department of Justice’s Tax Division.