Matawan man faces five years in prison for not paying taxes among other offenses
A Monmouth County man is in some trouble with the government after not filing federal taxes for seven years and trying to hide his income and assets from the IRS, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced on Wednesday.
Thomas Bertoli, 62, of Matawan has been charged by complaint with two counts of tax evasion, one count of corrupt interference with the administration of the Internal Revenue laws, and one count of failure to file a tax return.
A summons was issued for Bertoli to appear before a United States Magistrate Judge at a time to be scheduled.
Attorney Carpenito said that Bertoli hundreds of dollars in gross receipts from 2009-2016 and had not, as of April 18, 2017 filed federal tax returns or paid any of the taxes due, other than a $5,000 nominal payment in September of 2014, for that seven year stretch.
Bertoli is accused of trying to hide his income and assets from the IRS a number of different ways.
He would cash check casher payments from his clients and made false and fraudulent statements to the IRS and used the Urban Logistics bank account for personal spending.
Bertoli operated The Doormen Inc., City Street Associates LLC, aka CSA LLC and Urban Logistics LLC.
He collected payment from clients for services provided including from developers and construction firms for speeding up the service on real estate developments and construction projects, mostly in Jersey City.
Bertoli also took payments from political campaigns for consultations in New Jersey.
He is charged with tax evasion for calendar years 2009 to 2013 and evasion of assessment of taxes for calendar year 2014 and is charged with corrupt interference with the administration of the Internal Revenue laws and failing to file a tax return for calendar year 2013.
Each charge of tax evasion carries a maximum potential penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The charge of corrupt interference with the administration of the Internal Revenue laws carries a maximum potential penalty of three years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The charge of failing to file a tax return carries a maximum potential penalty of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys J Fortier Imbert and Jihee G. Suh of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Special Prosecutions Division.
Defense counsel: Jack Arseneault Esq., Chatham, New Jersey.
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