Maryland Business Owner Sentenced

On June 1, 2012, in Greenbelt, Maryland, Richard Stewart, of Mitchellville, Md., was sentenced to 24 months in prison and ordered to pay $5,414,647 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). According to the plea agreement and criminal information, from at least 2003 through 2008, Stewart owned and operated Montgomery Mechanical Services, a company that installed plumbing, heating, and air conditioning in commercial buildings. From 2003 through at least 2008, Stewart did not collect, truthfully account for and pay over approximately $3,969,337 in employment taxes from his employees’ wages.

Source: IRS.gov


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