Financial Crimes Detective and Wife Head to Jail for Fraud and Tax Evasion!

Stephanie Roskovski, the COO of Butler Memorial Hospital, was sentenced for mail fraud and filing a false tax return. Her husband, Scott Roskovski, was sentenced for filing a false tax return and submitting a false loan application.

 

From 2011 to 2017 Stephanie Roskovski embezzled more than 1.3 million dollars from her employer. She used her corporate credit card to make personal purchases and submitted false reimbursement requests. She also purchased hundreds of gift cards totaling more than $350,000, and claimed they were for focus groups and physicians. Instead, she and her husband used the gift cards for personal use.

 

In an ironic twist, during that time, Scott Roskovski was employed as a detective with the Butler County District Attorney’s office investigating financial crimes, including theft and fraud.

 

The Roskovskis spent the majority of the stolen funds on lavish vacations, including a $68,000 trip to Hawaii,  renovations to their home, and the purchase and operation of a motocross track. They did not report any of the fraud proceeds as income on their tax returns.

 

Stephanie Roskovski was sentenced to 51 months in prison and Scott was sentenced to 30 months. The total tax loss to the IRS was $397,342. Restitution to Butler Memorial Hospital and the IRS will be determined at a later date.


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Housing Authority Secretary May End Up in the Big House

Janice White, the executive secretary for the Rochester Housing Authority, pleaded guilty to defrauding the charity, which provides housing opportunities and other services to the community.

 

In 2018, White started a company, HJJ Property Development, which was listed as a heating and air conditioning business. For the next year White conspired with George Moses, the chairman of the board of the Rochester Housing Authority, to funnel money out of the Authority and into HJJ.

 

The scheme went like this: a legitimate heating and air conditioning company provided Moses with an estimate for boiler services. Moses would send the estimate to White, who would then copy the estimate verbatim under HJJ letterhead but include a higher cost. In one instance a company quoted a job for $9,000. White submitted a quote for the same job for $15,000. When the job was completed by the legitimate company, White billed $15,000 for it. She deposited the payment into her business account and got a cashier’s check to pay the company who did the work, netting her and Moses $6000. In one-year HJJ made $87,069 doing this.

 

White faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.


At McCauley Law Offices, P.C., our lawyers will find a solution to your tax problems, no matter how complex your IRS issue is. View our services and contact us (or call 610-388-4474) to schedule a free consultation with one of our tax attorneys. View and purchase Gregory McCauley’s published work “TAXJAMS: Simple Solutions” on Amazon. From our office in Chester County, Pennsylvania, we find tax solutions for clients throughout the country.

Steals $100 Million in Payroll Taxes!

Francisco Mendez, The owner of a construction company in Oregon, pleaded guilty for his role in a scheme to evade 100 million dollars in payroll and income taxes.

 

From 2014-2018 Mendez conspired with others to make under the table cash payments to construction crews, effectively evading payroll and income taxes due on the wages.

 

As part of the scheme, legitimate construction companies bid on projects knowing they did not have enough employees to do the job. The companies then supplemented their crews with unlicensed workers, whose leaders would pay Mendez a fee to use his license.

 

Mendez also collected payroll from the legitimate companies, cashed the checks at check cashing facilities, and paid the unlicensed workers directly.


At McCauley Law Offices, P.C., our lawyers will find a solution to your tax problems, no matter how complex your IRS issue is. View our services and contact us (or call 610-388-4474) to schedule a free consultation with one of our tax attorneys. View and purchase Gregory McCauley’s published work “TAXJAMS: Simple Solutions” on Amazon. From our office in Chester County, Pennsylvania, we find tax solutions for clients throughout the country.

CPA Sends Emails to Clients On Ways to Cheat IRS, And IRS Sends CPA to Jail!

CPA Paul Edman was sentenced to 120 days in prison for aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns.

Edman was first contacted by the IRS when several of his clients, all restaurant owners, were being investigated for suppressing cash sales. Through further scrutiny, investigators discovered emails Edman had sent to his clients detailing ways to deduct expenses that would not stand out in an audit. His clients tax bills totaled nearly $645,000 and he was able to save them $72,000


At McCauley Law Offices, P.C., our lawyers will find a solution to your tax problems, no matter how complex your IRS issue is. View our services and contact us (or call 610-388-4474) to schedule a free consultation with one of our tax attorneys. View and purchase Gregory McCauley’s published work “TAXJAMS: Simple Solutions” on Amazon. From our office in Chester County, Pennsylvania, we find tax solutions for clients throughout the country.

Nun Leaves None, Gambles Away $835,000 of School Funds!

Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper pleaded guilty to embezzling $835,000 from the Catholic elementary school where she was the principal for 28 years.

 

Kreuper was principal at St. James Catholic School in Los Angeles and was responsible for the money the school received for tuition and fees and charitable donations. She controlled accounts at a credit union, including a savings account for the school, and one used to pay the living expenses of the nuns employed by the school.

 

In a plea agreement Kreuper admitted to diverting funds from the convent account, “To pay for expenses that the order would not have approved, much less paid for, including large gambling expenses incurred at casinos and certain credit card charges.”

 

To cover up the fraud Kreuper falsified monthly and annual reports she made for the administration and directed school employees to alter and destroy financial records during a school audit.

 

She faces up to 20 years in prison, restitution to the IRS and the school, and must say 835,000 Hail Mary’s.


At McCauley Law Offices, P.C., our lawyers will find a solution to your tax problems, no matter how complex your IRS issue is. View our services and contact us (or call 610-388-4474) to schedule a free consultation with one of our tax attorneys. View and purchase Gregory McCauley’s published work “TAXJAMS: Simple Solutions” on Amazon. From our office in Chester County, Pennsylvania, we find tax solutions for clients throughout the country.

Your IRS Questions Answered Here…

Question: I received a Notice of Federal Tax Lien via certified mail for unpaid taxes and I’m scared and don’t know what to do. How do I get this situation resolved?

 

Answer: A Notice of Federal Tax Lien (NFTL) is public record and is generally filed with the County Recorder where you reside.  It’s a formal notice to all your creditors that the IRS has a secured interest in your real and personal property. A federal tax lien is usually the “kiss of death” however, there are 4 ways to resolve a federal tax lien – You can request a Lien Subordination, a Lien Discharge, a Lien Release, or a Withdrawal of a federal tax lien, if you qualify.

 

A federal tax lien will make it very difficult, if not impossible, for you to purchase or sell a home, vehicle and other property on credit.  It may also prevent you from accessing the equity in real property you may have built up over the years.  However, the IRS has several different options that deal with resolving a NFTL if you qualify.   One of these is to apply for a Withdrawal of the lien.  Winning a Withdrawal of a NFTL is as if it never happened in the first place! The IRS will consider this if the Lien was filed prematurely or was not in accordance with IRS procedures, which happens a lot!  The good news is that you generally won’t have to meet or even speak with the IRS while we’re retained.  It’s important to consult with a tax professional to see what Lien relief programs you may be eligible for before the IRS starts seizing your property. We can help protect what you already own and preserve your rights!!

On a Hunch IRS Nails Staffing Company Owner

Gary Hunsche, the owner of Unique Personal Consultants, a staffing company in Illinois, pleaded guilty for failing to pay millions in federal payroll taxes.

 

Hunsche’s company provided thousands of temporary workers to hundreds of businesses throughout the state. From 2014 to 2016 Hunsche withheld over 8 million dollars in federal taxes from the paychecks of 3000-5000 employees, and kept more than 4 million dollars for himself.

 

Hunsche admitted to using the funds for personal expenses, including unpaid taxes and landscaping for his personal residence, a barn with a full size indoor basketball court,  a pond with exotic fish, and partial construction of a new home.

 

He faces up to five years in prison and millions in restitution.

Mayor’s Marijuana Scheme Goes Up in Smoke

Jasiel Correia II, the former mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, was convicted on four counts of filing false tax returns, wire fraud and extortion.

 

In 2012, before he was mayor, Correia founded SnoOwl, an app designed to connect local businesses with their target market, and raised $360,000 from investors. Of that money he used $230,000 on personal luxury items including a Mercedes, jewelry, designer clothing and to pay for airfare, hotels and adult entertainment. He also paid down his student debt, made charitable contributions and funded his political campaign.

 

Once he became mayor in January 2016, Correia agreed to issue non opposition letters to prospective marijuana vendors in exchange for cash bribes and other payments. As mayor he was solely responsible for approving all non-opposition letters in Fall River. Four marijuana vendors paid bribes between $75,000 and $250,000 in cash, campaign contributions and mortgage payments to Correia and his co-conspirators.

 

Correia faces a maximum sentence of 50 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Accountant Goes Rogue

Chelsea Jolynn Tucker, the accountant for a contract services and staffing  company in Texas, pleaded guilty to tax evasion and to defrauding her employer.

 

Tucker was responsible for  making employment tax deposits, handling payroll, preparing W-2 forms and paying business expenses. After working at the company since 1997, she began paying herself as both an employee and a vendor in 2012. She gave herself unauthorized bonuses and fake reimbursements, used a corporate credit card for personal purchases and used company funds to pay personal credit cards.

 

In order to avoid her tax obligations she prepared false W-2 forms for herself that underreported her income to the IRS. Tucker also failed to pay the employment taxes for the company.

 

Tucker was sentenced to 14 months and 23 days in prison and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $779,664.

Coked-Out, Brazen Car Dealership CFO Doing 63 Months in the Gray Bar Hotel!

Tamra Villareal and her ex-husband Robert have been sentenced to 63 months and 87 months in jail, respectively, for tax evasion and defrauding Tamra’s employer, Richardson Enterprises. The company owns car dealerships in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

 

As the CFO of the company, Tamra had access to bank accounts and credit cards that she and her ex-husband used freely beginning in 2009. The couple stole funds to purchase a 2.7 million dollar house and to pay for travel, hotels, restaurant tabs, luxury cars, lavish jewelry, rare American coins from the 1800s, gold bars, art, a collection of designer handbags and clothes valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars. During a four-day period in the summer of 2016 the couple charged $72,578.27 for three meals at a Houston restaurant on a company credit card.

 

Robert Villareal’s longer prison sentence is the result of an additional charge of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine.

 

The couple has been ordered to pay restitution to Richardson Enterprises in the amount of $15,941,452.87 and $4,243,649 to the IRS.