Navigation Links
Connecticut Resident Pleads Guilty to Multi-Million Dollar Tax Fraud Conspiracy Involving New York City Hospital
Date:4/2/2009

WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Trumbull, Conn., resident who was involved in operating three businesses in Brooklyn, N.Y., pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Department of Justice announced today.

Krzysztof Koczon pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Manhattan to conspiracy to aid another in filing false tax returns. Between approximately 2000 and February 2005, Koczon conspired with others to falsify income tax returns through a fraudulent check cashing scheme for the owner of a corporation that was engaged in the business of providing maintenance and insulation services to New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH). According to the charge, Koczon provided false documentation to co-conspirators indicating that he had performed construction services and received more than $2.3 million in checks from the co-conspirators as payment for the construction services. Koczon cashed the checks but returned the bulk of the money to the co-conspirators in exchange for a fee. The co-conspirators then took false deductions for those payments made to Koczon's businesses.

"Those who illegally profit from their participation in fraudulent schemes will be vigorously prosecuted," said Scott D. Hammond, Acting Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Department's Antitrust Division.

The tax fraud conspiracy that Koczon is charged with carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. The maximum fine may be increased to twice the gain derived from the crime or twice the loss suffered by the victims of the crime, if either of those amounts is greater than the statutory maximum fine.

In April 2007, as part of the same investigation, Michael Theodorobeakos and two maintenance and insulation companies he co-owned--Monosis Inc. and STU Associates Inc.-- pleaded guilty to conspiring to rig bids on the supply of maintenance and insulation services to NYPH and Mount Sinai Medical Center (Mount Sinai). In addition, Michael Vignola and Mister AC Ltd. pleaded guilty in November 2007 to conspiring to rig bids on heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) services provided to NYPH and paying kickbacks to former NYPH purchasing officials. In April 2008, Aaron S. Weiner pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy wherein Weiner acted as a conduit in another million-dollar kickback scheme also involving one of the same former NYPH purchasing officials involved with the Vignola kickback schemes. On March 25, 2009, Mariusz Debowski pleaded guilty to participating in the same tax fraud conspiracy at NYPH.

These charges arose from an ongoing federal antitrust investigation of fraud, bribery, tax-related offenses and bidding irregularities relating to contracts administered by the Facilities Operations Department and the Engineering Department at NYPH and the Engineering Department at Mount Sinai. The investigation is being conducted by the Antitrust Division's New York Field Office, the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation's New York Field Office.

Anyone with information concerning bid rigging, bribery, tax offenses or fraud related to contracts administered by the Facilities Operations Department at NYPH or the Engineering Departments at Mount Sinai or NYPH should contact the New York Field Office of the Antitrust Division at 212-264-9308 or the New York Office of the FBI at 212-384-4467.


'/>"/>
SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. BlueCare(R) Family Plan, a HUSKY Health Plan from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut, Raises Awareness, Funds and Diapers for New Haven Diaper Bank
2. Connecticut Bishops Back Down over Provision of Emergency Contraception
3. Connecticut Catholic Conference Wrong to Allow Plan B in Catholic Hospitals
4. CAS Medical Systems, Inc. Ranked Among Connecticuts Fastest Growing Technology Companies
5. Connecticut Girl Fights Rare Neurological Disease
6. SPOC, Inc. announces completion of $300,000 follow-on investment by Connecticut Innovations
7. Connecticut Trial Lawyers Ask Doctors to Question Insurers Excess Profits
8. Connecticut Bioscience Achievement Awards Presented at CURE Annual Meeting
9. Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association Launches Southwest Connecticut Chapter
10. Connecticut Kids Kick Butts on April 2
11. Cepheid Selected as Vendor of Choice by Connecticut Hospital Association Shared Services Program for Molecular MRSA Surveillance Testing
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... SyncDog, Inc. , the ... partners LG Business Solutions at ATARC Federal Mobile Computing Summit , March ... provide education and examination into the mobility tools and technology employed by the ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... The Case Management Society of America (CMSA) ... 30, 2017. CMSA’s membership has elected their upcoming President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and two ... position, a new VA Advisory position has also been added to the BOD, per ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... ... training, today announced the launch of a new research study, The Business Readiness ... needed to execute that strategy, and the actual success of achieving individual and ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Janet Schloz is still in shock after receiving a $2,500 Academic Award from ... long time,” she said. , She thinks the coming week is going to be a ... would have to help my students.” , The award will allow the 4th grade teacher ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... ... announce the launch of a months-long rebranding effort. This includes the introduction of ... focus group discussions and market research, we learned that a simple, proactive approach ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2017)... SAN FRANCISCO , March 27, 2017 ...  is expected to reach USD 16.0 billion by 2025, ... Inc. The growing prevalence of chronic diseases is anticipated ... clinical chemistry analyzers, which thereby widens the scope for ... of geriatric and bariatric population, which is highly susceptible ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... Calif. , March 27, 2017  Impax Laboratories, ... has appointed Paul M. Bisaro as Impax,s ... the Company,s Board, effective March 27, 2017. Mr. Bisaro ... served as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer since ... of generic and branded pharmaceutical experience, Mr. Bisaro, 56, ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... -- Invivotek, LLC, a Genesis Biotechnology Group ® ... contract research organization (CRO), announced the completion of the ... research facility in Hamilton, New Jersey ... source to reduce costs and lessen the CRO facility,s ... Farm follows Invivotek,s recent expansion from a 19,712 square ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: