Gansevoort woman sentenced on tax fraud charges


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Date: October 21, 2021


Albany, New York — Betty J. Marriott, of Gansevoort, New York, was sentenced today to a year of probation, and to pay $280,413 in restitution, following her conviction on four counts of filing false tax returns. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Thomas Fattorusso, Acting Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Office, Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation ("IRS-CI").

Marriott's conviction related to business income and rental payments she earned through a Saratoga County company that places home health care aides in patients' homes. Marriott owned and operated the company until 2016 and collected monthly rental payments from the company in 2017. In pleading guilty, Marriott admitted to filing materially false tax returns in tax years 2014 through 2016 that underreported income from the business. Following Marriott's sale of the company in 2016, she also failed in 2016 and 2017 to declare the income she received through rental payments the company paid her on a monthly basis. Marriott admitted to underreporting a total of $1,019,444, resulting in a loss to the government of at least $280,413.

In a related case, on October 14, 2021, Elizabeth Doyle, of Ballston Lake, New York, to whom Marriott sold the company in 2016, pled guilty to filing false tax returns; her sentencing is scheduled for February 16, 2022.

These cases were investigated by IRS-CI and are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Emily C. Powers.