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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Jersey

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Former CEO Of Pharmacy Dispensing Service Admits To Federal Tax Charge

NEWARK, N.J. – The former chief executive officer of a company that provided pharmacy dispensing services today admitted to filing a false federal income tax return, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Gary J. Sekulski, 68, of Flanders, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden to Count 3 of an indictment charging him with filing a false federal income tax return for tax year 2009.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

Sekulski was the CEO and President of Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA), a New Jersey company that controlled a pharmacy dispensing service to public and non-profit entities. Sekulski admitted that for tax year 2009, received approximately $172,000 from HCA that he willfully failed to report on his federal income tax return. Sekulski admitted that he prepared this return himself, signed it under penalty of perjury, and caused it to be filed with the IRS knowing that it falsely reported his income. He admitted that he intentionally filed materially false federal income tax returns with the IRS for the 2007 and 2008 tax years. In all, Sekulski failed to report approximately $353,000 in taxable income.  

The tax count to which Sekulski pleaded guilty carries a maximum potential penalty of three years in prison and a fine of $250,000 or twice the amount of pecuniary gain or loss from the offense. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 8, 2016.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of IRS – Criminal Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Jonathan D. Larsen; and special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Timothy Gallagher, for the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Lee M. Cortes Jr. and Shirley U. Emehelu, of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Special Prosecutions Division in Newark.

Defense counsel: William C. Cagney Esq., New Brunswick, New Jersey

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Updated May 3, 2016