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Specializing in IRS and NYS Tax Representation. Workers Compensation Audits, Payroll, Sales and Income Tax representation for Businesses, Individuals, Restaurants and Construction Companies. Civil and Criminal Workers Comp Audit representation includes: NYSIF Examinations, Premium Disputes, Employee Misclassification, Underreporting, Unreported Income, and Failure to Keep Accurate Payroll Records.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Four Family Members and a very unhappy Businessmen Sentenced for Tax Fraud


Four family members and a businessmen were sentenced to prison for their participation in  a long-term, complex and concerted effort to avoid taxation. In October 2010, Chester A. Bitterman Jr. and his sons, Craig L. Bitterman, C. Grant Bitterman and Curtis L. Bitterman, were convicted of conspiracy to defraud the United States. Craig Bitterman was additionally convicted of obstruction of justice. Prior to sentencing, the defendants paid $437,000 in restitution to the IRS. The four were sentenced as follows: Chester A. Bitterman Jr. was sentenced to three years’ probation and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine; Craig L. Bitterman was sentenced to 36 months in prison and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine; C. Grant Bitterman was sentenced to 21 months in prison and ordered to pay a $7,500 fine; an Curtis L. Bitterman was sentenced to 21 months in prison and ordered to pay a $7,500 fine. From 1996 to 2005 the Bittermans owned and operated the Bitterman Scale Company. To conceal their income and assets from the IRS, the Bittermans used aliases, offshore bank accounts and a complex series of sham paper transactions to disguise income. The defendants transferred their personal and business assets to sham trusts purchased from the Commonwealth Trust Company, a tax protester organization that marketed trust products to clients for the purpose of avoiding federal income tax payment. The trusts were used to make it appear as though the defendants had little or no assets or income. In reality, the defendants retained complete access and control over their funds.

New York City Tax Accountant and Tax Attorney Our New York City offices are conveniently located and easily accessible by car, train and subway. Civil and criminal tax consultations are confidential and legally privileged. Same day and emergency appointments scheduled Monday through Friday. For immediate assistance call (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online. 

Restaurant Tax Accountant and Tax Attorney We negotiate excellent installment agreements and provide restaurant owners with effective sales tax and audit representation, including unfiled tax returns and all Department of Labor issues. For a no-obligation consultation call us directly at (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online.

Business Tax Accountant and Tax Attorney We negotiate affordable repayment plans and provide our business clients with effective payroll tax and audit representation, obtaining government contracts with a tax lien, compliance checks, missing tax returns and Workers Compensation audits. For immediate assistance call (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online. 

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