A New Jersey man pleaded guilty today to filing a false corporate tax return with the IRS.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Gabriel Ferrari, of Edison, owned Buses and Trucks Inc. (B&T), an automotive repair business located in Edison. Ferrari used B&T funds to pay for personal items, including gambling on horse races. He did not inform his tax preparer about the diverted corporate funds for tax years 2011 through 2014 and, as a result, B&T’s corporate tax returns and his personal income tax returns for each of these years were false.
Ferrari is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 14 and faces a maximum penalty of three years in prison for filing a false tax return. He also faces a period of supervised release, restitution and monetary penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division made the announcement.
IRS-Criminal Investigation investigated the case.
Trial Attorney Ann M. Cherry of the Tax Division and Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Trombly of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey are prosecuting the case.