Self-employed Contractor, Timothy Blackman, formerly from Auburn, New York, pleaded guilty in Federal court in Syracuse to filing a false tax return on October 2019.
Blackman who provided construction and remodeling services to customers, failed to file and pay income taxes for the years 2007 through 2010. In June 2010 Blackman learned the IRS criminal division was investigating him, so he filed his 2007 tax return, but falsified it by not reporting his total income.
This wasn’t the first time Blackman had been convicted of tax evasion. In 2004, he also pleaded guilty to felony tax evasion in the Northern District of New York and received a sentence of 15 months’ imprisonment.
Sentencing for Blackman is scheduled for February 2020 and carries a maximum sentence of three years in prison, one year of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000.