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Western District of New York

Monday, August 3, 2015

Rochester Man Pleads Guilty To Filing False Return

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
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ROCHESTER, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced that today Anselmo Barilla, 48, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Charles J. Siragusa to filing a false tax return with the Internal Revenue Service.  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 the defendant was self-employed as a mason in Rochester. For the tax years 2007 and 2008, Barilla underreported the amount of income he had received from his mason business. The total amount of unreported income was $171,364, resulting in the failure to pay federal taxes in the amount of $56,152.

The plea is the culmination of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, under the direction of Shantelle P. Kitchen, Special Agent in Charge.

Sentencing is scheduled for November 4, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. before Judge Sirgusa.

Updated August 4, 2015