Fairfield resident pleads guilty to tax evasion

Robert Joseph Parker, 51, of Fairfield waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty March 5 before U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to one count of tax evasion.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Parker earned income by providing information technology services to various businesses. Between 1996 and 2012, Parker did not pay any federal income tax on approximately $2 million of income he received in his own name, and in the name of his alter ego entity known as Success Zone, LLC.

Arterton scheduled sentencing for June 17, at which time Parker faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years and a fine of up to $100,000.  In addition, the government believes that Parker owes approximately $2 million in taxes, interest and penalties for himself personally for tax years 1996 through 2012, and for Success Zone for tax years 2003 through 2012.

This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, and is being prosecuted by Senior Litigation Counsel Richard J. Schechter.

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