Bloomberg Tax
March 2, 2023, 8:21 PM

N.Y. Judge Cancels Man’s $3 Million Tax Bill Tied to Bank Fraud

Perry Cooper
Perry Cooper
Legal Reporter

A New York man is off the hook for a $3 million tax bill after an administrative law judge found the state didn’t prove the amount of income he failed to report as a result of his criminal activities.

Carlos Deleon pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the US for cashing over $1.5 million in fraudulently obtained tax refund checks. In 2013, the judge in the criminal case found $300,000 of the total was attributable to Deleon and found him jointly and severally liable for the full amount with his convicted co-conspirators.

After Deleon served his six-month ...

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