Morris County man admits tax evasion over several years


Date: October 28, 2022


Newark, NJ — A Morris County, New Jersey, man today admitted his role in evading taxes for the tax years 2015 through 2018, United States Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today.

Robert Lambert, of Budd Lake, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Julien X. Neals by videoconference to an information charging him with four counts of tax evasion.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

From 2015 through 2018 Lambert failed to file tax returns with the IRS. To conceal his income, Lambert, among other things, cashed checks at various check cashing facilities. Lambert's conduct caused a total tax loss to the IRS of $140,541. Lambert also had an outstanding balance in taxes due and owing to the IRS for the years 2008 through 2011 of $42,597.

The charge to which Lambert pleaded guilty is punishable by a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000 fine, or twice the gross pecuniary gain or loss, whichever is greatest. Sentencing is scheduled for March 9, 2023.

U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited special agents of IRS – Criminal Investigation, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Tammy Tomlins, with the investigation leading to today's guilty plea.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Fatime Meka Cano of the U.S. Attorney's Office Economic Crimes Unit in Newark.