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

Monday, June 11, 2018

Exective Director Of RARES Pleads Guilty To Filing False Tax Returns

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that John Brian Mount, 60, of Pittsford, NY, pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci to filing a false tax return. The charge carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard A. Resnick, who is handling the case, stated that Mount was the executive director of Regional Area Recreation and Employee Services (RARES), a non-profit business located at 312 West Commercial Street in East Rochester. The non-profit provides discounted tickets and services to subscribing companies. The defendant received salary and commissions from RARES that he failed to report on his 2010 through 22103 federal tax returns. In total, Mount failed to report approximately $227,835.77 in additional income on his tax returns, which resulted in the defendant failing to pay $60,977 in taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.

Today’s plea is the result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, under the direction of James D. Robnett, Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Office.

Mount’s sentencing is scheduled for September 19, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. before Judge Geraci.

Updated June 12, 2018