Printer Pleads Guilty in Tax Conspiracy
WASHINGTON, DC—A former owner of a New Hampshire printing company specializing in direct mail advertisements has agreed to plead guilty to a charge relating to his role in a tax conspiracy, the Department of Justice announced.
According to the one-count felony charge filed in the U.S. District Court in Boston, Ronald Boyarsky, of Apollo, FL, was the president and part-owner of direct mail advertising printing company Precision Technology, located in Pembroke, NH. Precision Technology closed suddenly last August, with many of the more than 130 employees arriving in the morning to find the shop’s doors locked.
As a part of the tax conspiracy, Boyarsky assisted in paying approximately $2.6 million in commissions earned by a printing services broker to third parties, so that the broker and his companies could avoid paying taxes on the income they earned.
The department reported, in a court document, that from 1999 through at least 2004, Boyarsky directed his company to pay the commissions to family, friends and associates of the broker. Many of the third parties typically cashed checks written to them, and then passed the cash back to the broker. As part of this scheme, the printing company paid some of the commissions directly to businesses from which the broker procured personal goods and services.
The tax conspiracy charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.