Beaufort News

Bluffton man pleads guilty to tax charges

A Bluffton resident pleaded guilty to falsely recording payroll taxes for his Hilton Head Island-based construction company, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles.

Luis O. Campa, 44, president of FCJ Construction Inc. of Hilton Head, admitted Tuesday in federal court that he was responsible for collecting and paying payroll taxes for the company from 2006 to 2008, according to the release.

He claimed on tax forms that the 2006 payroll was $31,328 when he knew his company paid wages, tips and other compensation of $435,084, according to the release. He made similar claims in 2007 and 2008, underpaying payroll taxes over that time by $309,521.

Campa faces a fine of as much as $250,000, imprisonment of three years and a year of parole. A sentencing date has not yet been scheduled, according to the release.