A Tolland male who owns a Vernon-based construction organization pleaded guilty Wednesday to aiding and helping the submitting of a false federal cash flow tax return in a plan that cheated the govt out of at minimum $100,000 in taxes, U.S. Lawyer John H. Durham introduced.

Kenneth W. Sweeney, 58, entered the guilty plea in a listening to held via teleconference prior to Judge Victor A. Bolden, who sits in U.S. District Court docket in Bridgeport.

Sweeney could theoretically face up to 3 years in prison. Sentencing has not been scheduled, and the published plea arrangement that would ordinarily set forth the sentence encouraged by federal tips wasn’t quickly out there now on a federal court docket pc procedure.

Sweeney is free of charge pending sentencing.

He owns K&S Design LLC, but his crime included his personal income tax returns, according to the prosecutor.

For the 2013 through 2016 tax several years, Sweeney typically employed a tax return preparer, the prosecutor reported in a statement.

When meeting with the preparer, Sweeney did not give files reflecting the gross receipts or charges for his organization, Durham stated. As a substitute, Sweeney orally offered figures on income and expenditures that he knew significantly underreported the gross receipts of his company and his cash flow, the prosecutor defined.

Sweeney approved his preparer to file returns with the IRS that underreported Sweeney’s earnings, resulting in a tax reduction of at minimum $100,000, in accordance to the prosecutor.

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