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Thursday, May 9, 2019

New York CPA Sentenced To 14 Months In Prison For False Tax Filing

NEWARK, N.J. – A certified public accountant from New York was sentenced today to 14 months in prison for filing a tax return in his own name that contained materially false information, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Christopher Miu, 58, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William J. Martini to an information charging him with one count of subscribing to a tax return that he knew substantially understated his gross income. Judge Martini imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.

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

Between 2008 and 2014, Miu failed to file income tax returns own his own behalf. When he ultimately filed returns for those years, Miu substantially under-reported his gross income, leading to a tax loss to the United States of more than $550,000.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Martini sentenced Miu to one year of supervised release and ordered him to pay restitution of $670,000.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Jonathan R. Tafur, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.

The government is represented by Senior Trial Counsel Andrew Leven of the Healthcare and Government Fraud Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey.

Defense counsel: Aidan P O’Connor Esq., Hackensack, New Jersey

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Updated May 9, 2019