The Mayor of Muttontown, NY, Julianne Wesley Beckerman and her husband were indicted in October, 2017 on charges of tax fraud for failure to file state tax returns from 2010 to 2014. The couple pled not guilty to all charges.
Prosecutors allege that the couple had unreported income of over $4.5 million during that time period and owe the state approximately $243,865 in back taxes. The attorney for the Beckerman’s, Brian Griffin said in a statement, “Ms. Beckerman has met her tax obligation and the records proving this are clear. She not only intended to pay her taxes, she did pay her taxes. We have produced these records to the district attorney but yet they continue to move forward on a case that should never have been brought.” The district attorney’s office responded that “we reviewed all records submitted by Ms. Beckerman before proceeding with the case.”
The Mayor said she has no intention of leaving her job, which she has held since 2006.
If convicted, the Beckermans face a maximum of 5 to 15 years in prison.