Monday, March 24, 2008

BOSTON - A Suffolk Grand Jury indicted a Great Barrington man in connection with failure to report income on tax returns. John Sullivan, age 63, was charged with Willfully Filing a False Tax Return. Authorities allege that Sullivan filed false tax returns for the years 2001 and 2002.

The joint-investigation by the Attorney General's Office and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) began in September 2007 after the matter had been referred to DOR. DOR investigators examined Sullivan's tax returns for the years 2001-2003 and compared those returns to Sullivan's bank accounts. Through the examination of these accounts and the false tax returns, investigators discovered Sullivan had failed to report approximately $380,000 worth of income. Authorities further allege that the unreported income was from Sullivan's illegal bookmaking operation.

A Suffolk Grand Jury returned indictments against Sullivan on March 20, 2008. He is scheduled for arraignment on April 8, 2008 in Suffolk Superior Court.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Jennifer Adreani, of Attorney General Martha Coakley's Special Investigations and Narcotics Division, and was investigated by DOR Chief Investigator Thomas Nowicki.


Media Contact:
Harry Pierre (AGO)
617-727-2543

Robert R. Bliss (DOR)
blissr@dor.state.ma.us
617-626-2369