Owner of Tax John, Inc. with offices in Plainfield and Scotch Plains, plead guilty to employment tax fraud on Nov. 14.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The following is a news release from the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Newark Field Office OWNER OF TAX PREPARATION FIRM ADMITS FAILING TO PAY PAYROLL TAXES The owner and operator of Tax John, Inc., a tax preparation firm with offices in Plainfield and Scotch Plains, New Jersey, pleaded guilty Nov. 14 to employment tax fraud. John Armbrister, 57, a resident of Plainfield, New Jersey, entered his guilty plea in federal court before U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden. Armbrister pleaded guilty to a one Count Information that charges him with failure to account for and pay over payroll taxes. Sentencing is scheduled for February 25, 2013. “Business owners have a responsibility to withhold income taxes for their …
Authorities say Scotch Plains man was aided by Bloomfield resident, who was also his employee.
A Scotch Plains man was sentenced to 33 months in prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme that also involved a Bloomfield man. U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced on Friday that Stephen French, 53, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud conspiracy as part of a mortgage fraud scheme he organized through Elite Financial Solutions, a purported home foreclosure rescue company he owned and operated. French, of Scotch Plains, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William J. Martini and admitted he caused more than $1 million in losses through the scheme. Judge Martini imposed the sentence Thursday in Newark federal court. According to court documents, Franch had help in his scheme from Michael Martino, 47, of Bloomfield, who …