A New York man pleaded guilty today to tax evasion and employment tax fraud.

According to court documents, Rocco Manzione, of Queens, New York, owned and operated a series of concrete companies. From 2014 to 2017, Manzione withheld federal employment taxes from his employees’ wages, but did not timely file his companies’ employment tax returns, nor did he pay the required taxes to the IRS. For the third quarter of 2016 alone, Manzione failed to pay more than $85,000 in payroll taxes that he withheld from wages of employees of Advanced Transit Mix Corp.

In addition to his payroll tax fraud, Manzione evaded his individual income taxes. For tax years 2015 through 2017, Manzione did not file federal income tax returns, even though he earned almost $2,000,000 in income during that period. Manzione also concealed income from the IRS by transferring funds from his concrete companies to a bank account in the name of a nominee…

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