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Morris County man sentenced to 18 months in prison for filing false tax returns

NEWARK, NJ – A Morris County man who owned and operated construction businesses in Morris County was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for filing false tax returns that failed to report all his personal income, according to acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig.

Roger Magill, 51, of Wharton, the owner and operator of Reliable Construction, aka Reliable Paving, and Hackensack Pavers, aka Hackensack Paving, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton to one count of an information charging him with tax evasion. Judge Wigenton imposed the sentence by videoconference on Monday, Honig said.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court, between 2014 and 2016, obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars in personal income from his construction businesses, which he attempted to hide from the IRS by using a fictitious identity to cash business checks at several check cashing businesses. Magill attempted to hide his personal income by depositing money into bank accounts that he did not report to the IRS. He evaded paying $261,758 in personal income taxes.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Wigenton sentenced Magill to two years of supervised release, Honig said.

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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