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CASE 1 – UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v DAVID MIGLIORE Crim No. 13   26 U.S.C. § 7201; 26 U.S.C. § 7203

In December 2013, New Jersey resident David Migliore, pleaded guilty to tax evasion. Migliore who owned Island Club Casino in Trinidad, failed to disclose almost USD 1.3 million in taxes between the period 2009 and 2011. He also directed employees to wire transfer monies from the casino to the United States for his personal expenses.  In March 2014, Migliore was sentenced to 46 months in prison. Migliore paid USD 1,286,857 in restitution to the United States Government on income earned from Island Club Casino. The Financial Intelligence Unit of Trinidad and Tobago provided intelligence to the United States Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation in this matter. Further details of this case can be found at https://www.justice.gov/usao-nj/pr/monmouth-county-nj-casino-owner-pleads-guilty-evading-nearly-13-million-income-taxes.

 

CASE 2- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v TRENTON S. SOMMERVILLE CASE NO. 3:16cr1/MCR

In June 2016, Trenton Sommerville of Florida, was sentenced to 51 months in prison for tax evasion and wire fraud. Sommerville took funds from investors for ventures he controlled in the United States, St. Maarten and Trinidad and Tobago. Sommerville embezzled investors’ funds for his personal benefit including salary payments and personal expenses. For the tax years 2011 to 2013, Sommerville owed USD 103,279 in taxes. The Financial Intelligence Unit of Trinidad and Tobago provided intelligence to the United States Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation in this matter. Further details of this case can be found at https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndfl/pr/destin-business-entrepreneur-sentenced-51-months-prison-7-years-tax-evasion

 

CASE 3- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v Garth Anthony Gardner

Garth Anthony Gardner, 49, a citizen of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, pled guilty to charges involving a scheme in which he made misrepresentations to apply for and obtain more than $3 million in multiple home equity line of credit loans. Gardner pled guilty on July 2, 2018, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, to two counts of bank fraud. Each charge carries a statutory maximum of 30 years in prison and potential financial penalties. Under federal sentencing guidelines, he faces an estimated range of 51 to 63 months in prison and a fine of up to $100,000. The plea agreement calls for him to pay $3,165,294 in restitution to 24 financial institutions. It also calls for him to pay a forfeiture money judgment in the amount of $2,048,446, sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 24, 2018. The Financial Intelligence Unit of Trinidad and Tobago assisted in the investigation through the provision of financial intelligence to the US authorities on Gardener. Further details of this case can be sourced at: https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/trinidadian-man-pleads-guilty-bank-fraud-involving-numerous-home-equity-line-credit-loans

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