OIG Investigative Reports, Westfield Man Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Returns and Failing to File Tax Returns Skip to main contentAbout UsContact UsFAQs Language Assistance Englishespañol中文: 繁體版Việt-ngữ한국어TagalogРусский U.S. Department of Education Search for: Toggle navigation U.S. Department of Education Student Loans Grants Laws Data About ED OFFICES Home Reports & Resources Programs/Initiatives News Office Contacts Investigative Report The United States Attorneys Office District of Massachusetts For Immediate Release Wednesday, January 14, 2009 www.usdoj.gov/usao/ma Contact:Christina Diiorio-Sterling Phone: (617)7483356 EMail: firstname.lastname@example.org Westfield Man Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Returns and Failing to File Tax Returns BOSTON, MA A Westfield man was convicted today in federal court of filing false income tax returns and failing to file income tax returns. United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan, Joann Zuniga, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Boston Field Office, and Brian Hickey, Regional Inspector General for Investigations, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Inspector General, Region I and II, announced today that MARK LAVOIE, age 54, of 985 Granville Road, Westfield, Massachusetts, pled guilty before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Ponsor to Filing False Income Tax Returns and Failing to File Income Tax Returns. At today's plea hearing, the prosecutor told the Court that had the case proceeded to trial the Government’s evidence would have proven that the defendant under-reported his income on his 2001 and 2002 income tax returns by over $132,000. LAVOIE also failed to file income tax returns for 2004, 2005, and 2006 when he had approximate gross incomes of $164,250, $186,595, and $424,121, respectively. Judge Ponsor scheduled sentencing for April 8, 2009. LAVOIE faces up to nine years imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and a $275,000 fine on all of the charges. The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Boston Field Office and U.S. Department of Education, Office of Inspector General. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex J. Grant of Sullivans Springfield Branch Unit. Top Printable view Share this page Last Modified: 02/06/2009 How Do I Find... Student loans, forgiveness College accreditation No Child Left Behind FERPA FAFSA 1098-E Tax Form 2015 Budget Proposal More > Information About... Transforming Teaching Family and Community Engagement Early Learning K-12 Reforms More > Connect Facebook Twitter YouTube Email RSS Google+ More > MISUSED FOIA OIG Fraud Hotline Our mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Student Loans Repaying Loans Defaulted Loans Loan Forgiveness Loan Servicers Grants & Programs Apply for Pell Grants Grants Forecast Open Grant Competitions Find Grant Programs by Eligibility Laws & Guidance No Child Left Behind FERPA Civil Rights Data & Research Education Statistics Postsecondary Education Data State Education Data Nation's Report Card What Works Clearinghouse About Us Contact Us ED Offices Jobs News FAQs Budget, Performance Notices FOIAPrivacySecurityInformation qualityInspector GeneralWhitehouse.govUSA.govBenefits.govRegulations.gov
Westfield Man Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Returns and Failing to File Tax Returns. Boston, MA, January 14, 2009
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2009-01-14.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.