White Plains CPA Sentenced To 22 Months In Prison For $23 Million Tax Fraud Scheme
White Plains CPA Joseph Cervone has been sentenced to 22 months in prison on tax fraud charges. Cervone pleaded guilty on March 29, 2017, to one count of endeavoring to obstruct and impede the due administration of the internal revenue laws.
He also pleaded guilty to one count of subscribing to false tax returns before U.S. District Judge Nelson S. Román. Judge Román who imposed today’s sentence.
Cervone, a White Plains CPA obstructed and impeded the IRS by filing false tax returns from 2009 through 2012. Cervone claimed more than $23 million of energy and coal credits on behalf of his clients. In addition, Cervone also filed false tax returns for the tax years 2010 and 2011 that failed to report income relating to personal expenses paid on behalf of Cervone from funds obtained as a result of his clients’ false tax return
After prison, Cervone was also sentenced to one year of supervised release and a $15,000 fine.
Cervone’s clients appear to be happy with Cervone’s services. Several reviewers on Yelp wrote: