A Guilford, Connecticut, landscape business owner pleaded guilty to tax evasion, according to an article on patch.com.
Louis Pocograno, 58, owns Poco and Son Lawn Care LLC, a landscaping and snowplowing business based in Guilford. According to the article, between 2013 and 2016, Pocograno cashed numerous checks from clients that were made payable to him rather than his business, and he failed to report this income to the IRS.
Officials said he also used a portion of the cash to pay undocumented workers he employed and failed to collect and pay over the employment taxes for these employees.
Pocograno will be sentenced later this year in June, where he will face a maximum term of imprisonment of five years.
He has agreed to pay the IRS restitution of $33,383, which represents income tax that is due for the 2013 through 2016 tax years and an additional $250,364.59, which represents the employment tax that is due for those years, plus interest and penalties.