Date: February 25, 2020
BOSTON – A Boylston man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Worcester to two counts of filing false and fraudulent tax returns.
Robert Fuller pleaded guilty to filing false and fraudulent personal and corporate tax returns for calendar year 2015 before U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman who scheduled sentencing for June 15, 2020.
Fuller's scheme was to cash checks written to his business, Fuller Motor Home, without reporting this cash on his corporate tax returns and then using the cash for his own personal enrichment, while also not reporting it as income on his personal tax returns.
The charge of filing a false and fraudulent tax return provides for a sentence of up to three years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $100,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
Kristina O'Connell, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service's Criminal Investigations in Boston made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney John T. Mulcahy of Lelling's Worcester Branch Office is prosecuting the case.