Glastonbury business owner sentenced to prison for filing false federal income tax returns


Date: January 19, 2022


Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that George Lee of Glastonbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to six months of imprisonment, followed by one year of supervised release, for filing false tax returns. Judge Bryant also ordered Lee to pay a $5,500 fine.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Lee owns and operates American U.S.A. Paving. For the 2015 through 2018 tax years, Lee provided his tax return preparer with information that substantially understated the gross receipts for the paving business. As a result, Lee's personal federal income tax returns for the 2015 through 2018 tax years, which Lee authorized his preparer to file with the IRS, underreported his income by a total of more than $588,000, resulting in a tax loss of $154,238.

Lee has paid full restitution to the IRS.

On July 20, 2021, Lee pleaded guilty to one count of filing a false tax return.

Lee who is released on bond, is required to report to prison on March 30.

This investigation was conducted by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher W. Schmeisser.