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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Amherst Man Sentenced For Filing False Tax Returns

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Maxim Levin, 41, of Amherst, NY, who was convicted of filing a false tax return, was sentenced to serve 21 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. The defendant was also ordered to pay restitution totaling $161,606.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Wei Xiang, who handled the case, stated that from 2012 to 2015, the defendant operated Glebova Realty Group LLC, which purchased, renovated and sold real estate throughout the Buffalo, NY area. During those years, Levin filed federal income tax returns but failed accurately to report the gross receipts that he earned from his real estate business to the Internal Revenue Service and failed to pay taxes on such income. Specifically, Levin caused over $3,100,000 of gross receipts, derived from his real estate business, to be excluded from his income tax returns, resulting in a tax loss of $161,606.

Today’s sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, under the direction of Jonathan D. Larsen, Acting Special Agent-in-Charge, New York Field Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert.

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Topic(s): 
Tax
Updated March 21, 2019