IRS agents arrested a New Jersey lawyer on charges that he evaded federal income taxes and failed to pay payroll taxes for his law firm employee from 2006 through 2009.
Lee Gottesman, 56, of Toms River, N.J., was indicted on four counts of personal income tax evasion and 15 counts of willful failure to pay payroll taxes.
During the tax years covered by the indictment, Gottesman allegedly earned more than $440,000 in taxable income and incurred more than $110,000 in income tax liability. He allegedly did not pay any personal income tax for this period and did he file any personal tax returns.
If convicted, Gottesman faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each tax evasion count. He also faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine for each of the payroll tax charges.
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