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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 7, 2019

Buffalo Business Owner Pleads To Tax Fraud Charge And Harboring An Illegal Alien

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Todd Cameron, 47, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return and transporting and harboring an illegal alien, before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Lamarque, who is handling the case, stated that between June 2012 and December 2015, Cameron operated the Buffalo Remodeling & Construction Co. of W.N.Y. and Buffalo Roofing Co. For the tax years 2013-2015, the defendant failed accurately to report income generated from his businesses to the Internal Revenue Service.

In addition, between July 2015 and December 2015, Cameron transported and harbored six illegal aliens for the purpose of commercial advantage and private financial gain. The defendant paid for the illegal aliens to be transported from the State of Maryland here to the Western District of New York to work for his roofing business. Cameron then paid to house the illegal aliens, first at a local hotel, and then at a house owned by a business of the defendant. 

The plea 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, and Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Kevin Kelly.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 13, 2019, at 12:30 p.m. before Judge Arcara.

Topic(s): 
Human Trafficking
Financial Fraud
Tax
Updated February 7, 2019