A New Mexico state contractor was charged with five counts of tax evasion.
Shelda Sutton-Mendoza, 59, of Albuquerque, N.M., was owner and sole shareholder of NYSNC Environmental (NYSNC), an environmental cleanup and testing service established in 2000 and incorporated in October 2003. NYSNC contracted primarily with the New Mexico Environmental Department, where Sutton-Mendoza was employed in the Petroleum Storage Bureau for more than six years before leaving to establish NYSNC.
The indictment alleges that Sutton-Mendoza evaded approximately $241,132 in federal personal and corporate taxes during tax years 2003, 2004 and 2005 by intentionally filing false tax returns that misrepresented her personal and corporate taxable income.
As an example of Sutton-Mendoza’s alleged tax evasion, according to the indictment, she filed a false tax return stating that she had taxable income of $0 in 2005 when in fact she had taxable income of $248,389 and thus evaded approximately $63,609 in federal taxes.
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