Date: December 7, 2022 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that David Kamal, of Stafford, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to tax evasion. According to court documents and statements made in court, Kamal, who formerly resided in Hebron, willfully evaded taxes for the 2012 tax year by filing a false tax return for that year. On the tax return, Kamal claimed false deductions, including deductions for moving expenses and medical expenses he had not incurred. Kamal subsequently provided false documentation for the moving expenses, including invoices and bank statements, to an attorney for the IRS in connection with U.S. tax court proceedings. Kamal also filed false tax returns for the 2013 through 2017 tax years by claiming false and inflated unreimbursed medical and dental expenses. Kamal has agreed to cooperate with the IRS to pay $163,264 in back taxes, as well interest and penalties. Judge Shea scheduled sentencing for March 2, at which time Kamal faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years. Kamal is released on a $50,000 bond pending sentencing. This matter is being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David T. Huang.