Former Advertising Department Employee For Las Vegas Casino Company Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Anthony M. Cirulli, a former employee of a Las Vegas casino company, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Gloria M. Navarro to one count of tax evasion, announced U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden for the District of Nevada.
“Individuals are required to pay federal taxes on income, even if acquired unethically,” said U.S. Attorney Bogden. “If you do not pay the taxes, you risk an investigation by the IRS and criminal prosecution.”
According to the plea agreement, from about 2005 to 2008, Cirulli was employed as a production manager in the corporate advertising department of the casino company. Part of his job involved reviewing bids for printing contracts and deciding which printing companies would be awarded the contracts. For the 2007 tax year, Cirulli willfully filed a false individual income tax return, which omitted and failed to report income that he received during his employment at the company. Cirulli hid the unreported income in two different nominee bank accounts which conducted no actual business activity. The potential tax loss to the U.S.Treasury as a result of Cirulli’s conduct is approximately $350,000.
Cirulli is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 18, and faces up to five years prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000.
The case was investigated by IRS Criminal Investigation and prosecuted by Trial Attorney Christopher Maietta of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Dickinson.