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Morris County couple admit roles in filing false tax returns

NEWARK, NJ – A Morris County couple who owned and operated construction businesses in Morris County admitted their roles in filing false tax returns that failed to report all their personal income, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Roger Magill, 50, of Wharton, the owner and operator of Reliable Construction, a/k/a Reliable Paving and Hackensack Pavers, a/k/a Hackensack Paving – collectively, the Magill entities – pleaded guilty in Newark federal court to an information charging him with three counts of tax evasion. His wife, Ruby Magill, 50, of Wharton, pleaded guilty to an information charging her with one count of misprision of felony, Carpenito said.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court, Roger Magill admitted that, between 2014 and 2016, he owned the Magill entities that operated in Morris County, New Jersey. Roger Magill admitted to obtaining hundreds of thousands of dollars in personal income from the Magill entities and attempted to hide his personal income from the IRS by using a fictitious identity to cash business checks at several check cashing businesses. Roger Magill admitted that he evaded paying $261,758 in personal income taxes.

Ruby Magill admitted that she purposefully facilitated Roger Magill’s tax evasion scheme by allowing him to deposit his hidden income into business bank accounts that she operated and controlled, according to documents filed in this case and statements made in court

The charges to which Roger Magill pleaded guilty carry a maximum potential penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The charge to which Ruby Magill pleaded guilty carries a maximum potential penalty of three years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Sentencing for Roger and Ruby are scheduled for Jan. 20, 2021.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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