A Bluffton man has pleaded guilty in federal court to under-reporting taxes for employees of his construction business, according to U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles' office.
Jorge Alberto Nunez, 37, pleaded guilty to one count of willfully failing to truthfully account for and pay withholding taxes for the fourth quarter of 2006, according to a news release.
The release said Nunez was the sole proprietor of Jorge's Carpentry Inc., where he falsely categorized certain workers as subcontractors instead of as employees from 2006 through 2008. The government's total tax loss was $455,105, the release said.
Senior U.S. District Judge Sol Blatt Jr. of Charleston accepted the plea and will impose a sentence later. The maximum penalty is a $250,000 fine and five years in prison, the release said.
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