Whitman Man Sentenced For Tax Evasion, Reports U.S. Attorney,

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from U.S. Attorney

    BOSTON, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A Whitman resident was sentenced today to
 federal charges of evading approximately $38,345 in federal income taxes.
     United States Attorney Donald K. Stern and Michael Lahey, Special Agent in
 Charge of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation in New
 England, announced today the sentencing of EDWARD VIGEANT, 152 High Street,
 Whitman, Massachusetts, by U.S. District Court Judge Reginald C. Lindsay to 2
 years' probation, the first 6 months of which are to be served in home
 detention with electronic monitoring, and a $3,000 fine. VIGEANT pled guilty
 on December 28, 2000 to two federal charges of evading taxes during the
 calendar years 1996 and 1997.
     At last year's plea hearing, a federal prosecutor described how VIGEANT
 operated E.V. Copier, Inc., a copy machine sales and repair business based in
 Weymouth and cashed tens of thousands of dollars in checks provided to him by
 customers for goods and services at a South Boston tavern in order to conceal
 that income from tax authorities.  VIGEANT did not report the proceeds of
 those cashed checks on his corporate or personal tax returns.  The unreported
 income for 1996 was approximately $25,924, on which VIGEANT evaded
 approximately $7,469 in taxes.  The unreported income for 1997 was
 approximately $99,709, on which VIGEANT evaded approximately $30,876 in taxes.
     The case resulted from an investigation by the U.S. Internal Revenue
 Service, Criminal Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S.
 Attorney Samuel W. Buell of Stern's Organized Crime Strike Force Unit.
 
 

SOURCE U.S. Attorney
    BOSTON, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A Whitman resident was sentenced today to
 federal charges of evading approximately $38,345 in federal income taxes.
     United States Attorney Donald K. Stern and Michael Lahey, Special Agent in
 Charge of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation in New
 England, announced today the sentencing of EDWARD VIGEANT, 152 High Street,
 Whitman, Massachusetts, by U.S. District Court Judge Reginald C. Lindsay to 2
 years' probation, the first 6 months of which are to be served in home
 detention with electronic monitoring, and a $3,000 fine. VIGEANT pled guilty
 on December 28, 2000 to two federal charges of evading taxes during the
 calendar years 1996 and 1997.
     At last year's plea hearing, a federal prosecutor described how VIGEANT
 operated E.V. Copier, Inc., a copy machine sales and repair business based in
 Weymouth and cashed tens of thousands of dollars in checks provided to him by
 customers for goods and services at a South Boston tavern in order to conceal
 that income from tax authorities.  VIGEANT did not report the proceeds of
 those cashed checks on his corporate or personal tax returns.  The unreported
 income for 1996 was approximately $25,924, on which VIGEANT evaded
 approximately $7,469 in taxes.  The unreported income for 1997 was
 approximately $99,709, on which VIGEANT evaded approximately $30,876 in taxes.
     The case resulted from an investigation by the U.S. Internal Revenue
 Service, Criminal Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S.
 Attorney Samuel W. Buell of Stern's Organized Crime Strike Force Unit.
 
 SOURCE  U.S. Attorney