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Guilty Plea for Fairfield Man in $2 Million Tax Evasion Case

Robert Joseph Parker faces a maximum of five years in prison and a fine up to $100,000, plus he reportedly owes about $2 million in taxes.

Guilty Plea for Fairfield Man in $2 Million Tax Evasion Case
A Fairfield man pleaded guilty today to a charge of tax evasion for $2 million in income he earned providing technology services from 1996 to 2012.

The man, Robert Joseph Parker, 51, waived his right to extradition when appearing before U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven. He faces up to five years in prison and a fine up to $100 at the time of his sentencing, which is schedule for July 17.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Parker earned income by providing information technology services to various businesses.  Between 1996 and 2012, he did not pay any federal income tax on approximately $2 million of income he received in his own name, and in the name of his alter ego entity known as Success Zone, LLC.

In addition, the government believes that Parker owes approximately $2 million in taxes, interest and penalties for himself personally for tax years 1996 through 2012, and for Success Zone, LLC, for tax years 2003 through 2012.

This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, and is being prosecuted by Senior Litigation Counsel Richard J. Schechter. News of Parker's plea was announced by Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and William P. Offord, Special Agent in Charge of IRS Criminal Investigation in New England.

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