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Seneca Falls Man Pleads Guilty To Filing False Tax Returns

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that James LaRock, II, 42, Seneca Falls, NY, pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return before the U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa. The charge carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany H. Lee, who is handling the case, stated that for the tax years 2010-2013, the defendant, who is self-employed in the logging and firewood business, filed false personal income tax returns. Among other things, LaRock understated his gross receipts and omitted the cost of goods. In total, the defendant omitted approximately $280,470.72 in taxable income, resulting in a tax loss of $107,749 to the Internal Revenue Service.  

The criminal complaint was the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations Division, under the direction of James D. Robnett, Special Agent-in-Charge, New York Field Office.

Sentencing is scheduled for December 7, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. before Judge Siragusa.

Updated September 8, 2017