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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 6, 2016

Webster Man Pleads Sentenced For Failing To Pay Income Taxes

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Brent Derouen, 37, of Webster, NY, who was convicted of two misdemeanor counts of failing to file federal income tax returns, was sentenced to 30 days in jail, six months of weekend confinement in jail and 400 hours of community service by U.S. Magistrate Judge Jonathan W. Feldman.  The defendant was also ordered to pay $460,707.47 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who handled the case, stated that Derouen operated a stock promotion business, OTC Advisors LLC. In 2009 and 2010, the defendant earned income of approximately $181,000 and $390,000. Derouen knew he was obligated to report this income to the Internal Revenue Service, and pay taxes on it, but deliberately failed to do so.

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

Updated October 11, 2016