Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Richard Rosaire Routhier Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud Conspiracy


Source- http://www.justice.gov/tax/txdv11515.htm

WASHINGTON - Richard Rosaire Routhier of Lake Worth, Fla., pleaded guilty to a one-count information charging him with conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Justice Department and the IRS announced today. According to the information, Routhier and others conspired to defraud the United States and unlawfully enrich themselves by paying employees in cash and not withholding and paying over employment taxes to the U.S. Treasury.

According to court documents, Routhier owned and operated Drymension Inc., a custom drywall installation and framing contracting company in Lake Worth. From 2002 through 2008, the defendant caused Drymension checks to be issued to several shell corporations. These entities, while purporting to be legitimate subcontractors, existed only on paper and did not do any work for Drymension. The checks written to shell corporations totaled approximately $9,132,516. The checks were cashed at local check cashing stores that were aware of the scheme and Routhier used the cash to pay Drymension employees. Routhier neither withheld from the cash wages nor paid over to the IRS the employment and income taxes as required by law.

The court scheduled sentencing for June 2, 1011. The defendant faces a maximum of 5 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

 
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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

now that he sold the company to his wife he is still doing it! i used to work for this guy and didnt agree with his terms of payment so i was fired!!! i hope he gets the max!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Guy is a criminal, and should be locked up...If it came down to that he would run his ass back to Canada where he and his crooked family belong.

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Anonymous said...

Richard help a lot of people, you guys were probably the crooked ones thats why your asses were fired. Cause if you were a good employee Richard would take care of you. lazy son of bitches.

Fresh Coat Las Vegas said...

Leave the guy alone, let him pay his penalty. Let him be with his family. A lot of employees might loose their jobs now and we need them to be working right now, cause they need to feed their families. His company is the best at what they do.