Columbia County contractor charged with $103K in tax fraud | Crime



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The Columbia County Courthouse is seen in downtown Portage.




A former contractor from Doylestown faces a state charge of theft by withholding taxes.

Norman Vick, 59, was charged Nov. 17 with one felony count of theft in a business setting. He is accused of withholding more than $103,000 in taxes from employee paychecks and then not depositing the money with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. He faces up to 7 1/2 years in prison, five years of extended supervision and $25,000 in fines if convicted of the charges.

According to the criminal complaint, Vick employed 57 people between 2005 and 2014 who were subject to having their wages withheld for taxes at his construction business. A special agent with the Office of Criminal Investigation in the Department of Revenue examined records from that time and determined Vick withheld $103,533 from employee paychecks for

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Contractor with ties to Johnny Doc indicted for tax fraud and defrauding union benefit fund

A close associate of Philadelphia union leader John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty was indicted Wednesday on multiple counts of bank fraud, tax fraud and stealing from the benefits funds for union workers.

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Donald “Gus” Dougherty, 54, collaborated with Michael McKale, an accountant working for his company, Dougherty Electric Inc., to alter financial records and lower the amount of federal taxes he was required to pay, according to the indictment filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court.

McKale, 47, has been charged with conspiracy to defraud the IRS and related offenses.

Dougherty’s attorney, Eric W. Sitarchuk, said Wednesday he “intends to vigorously contest the charges.”

Though Dougherty is not related to the prominent Democratic kingmaker, the two have been lifelong friends, and have been linked in the FBI’s ongoing probe against John Dougherty.

Gus Dougherty pleaded guilty in 2008 to defrauding John Dougherty’s Local 98 out of more than $500,000 in

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Doylestown contractor charged with tax fraud | Regional news



Columbia County Courthouse wide shot stock

The Columbia County Courthouse is seen in downtown Portage.




A former contractor from Doylestown faces a state charge of theft by withholding taxes.

Norman Vick, 59, was charged Nov. 17 with one felony count of theft in a business setting. He is accused of withholding more than $103,000 in taxes from employee paychecks and then not depositing the money with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. He faces up to seven-and-a-half years in prison, five years of extended supervision and $25,000 in fines if convicted of the charges.

According to the criminal complaint, Vick employed 57 people between 2005 and 2014 who were subject to having their wages withheld for taxes at his construction business. A special agent with the Office of Criminal Investigation in the Department of Revenue examined records from that time and determined Vick withheld $103,533 from employee paychecks for income taxes and did not

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More Ontario cottage owners say they’re victims of contractor who did time behind bars for fraud

David Baker and his wife Laurie had exciting plans for their retirement. 

In 2018, they planned to move out of the Toronto townhouse they’ve been renting and into the small cottage they own near Bancroft, Ont.

Two and a half years later, the cottage is an empty shell, the $44,000 they paid a contractor is gone and so is their dream.

“He took that away from us,” David Baker said. “It’s a nightmare.”

The Bakers have joined at least six other cottage owners CBC News has spoken to, who say they handed over tens of thousands of dollars to Scott “Scottie” Eisemann, 51, the owner of Cottage Life Construction. They accuse him of abandoning the projects he was paid to do.

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Eisemann, 51, is no stranger to these kinds of allegations.

In 2014, the contractor was sentenced to prison for defrauding an elderly Toronto woman out

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Buyout firm CVC puts digital fraud prevention company Kount up for sale -sources

By David French

Nov 10 (Reuters)Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners Ltd is exploring a sale of its majority stake in Kount Inc in a deal that could value the U.S. digital fraud protection company at more than $750 million, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

The deal would come as the COVID-19 pandemic keeps many consumers at home and forces them to carry out more of their business and shopping online, boosting demand for cybersecurity offerings that protect personal information.

CVC is working with an investment bank on an auction for Kount, which is at its early stages, the sources said, requesting anonymity because the matter is confidential.

CVC declined to comment. Kount did not respond to a comment request.

CVC invested $80 million in Boise, Idaho-based Kount at the end of 2015. It was the second investment made by its CVC Growth

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Buyout firm CVC puts digital fraud prevention company Kount up for sale: sources

(Reuters) – Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners Ltd is exploring a sale of its majority stake in Kount Inc in a deal that could value the U.S. digital fraud protection company at more than $750 million, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

The deal would come as the COVID-19 pandemic keeps many consumers at home and forces them to carry out more of their business and shopping online, boosting demand for cybersecurity offerings that protect personal information.

CVC is working with an investment bank on an auction for Kount, which is at its early stages, the sources said, requesting anonymity because the matter is confidential.

CVC declined to comment. Kount did not respond to a comment request.

CVC invested $80 million in Boise, Idaho-based Kount at the end of 2015. It was the second investment made by its CVC Growth Partners I fund, which buys into

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Man with history of running scams nabbed on charges of contractor fraud

BATON ROUGE – A man who was arrested in 2019 on charges of contractor fraud is once again behind bars for similar allegations.

According to arrest documents, Daniel Naquin was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Nov. 5, after two victims came forward with claims that he’d duped them out of thousands of dollars back in 2016. 

One victim spoke to representatives with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office (EBRSO) in September of this year, stating that in 2016, Naquin told her he was a licensed contractor, though he wasn’t, and promised to complete work on her home. 

The victim said work was supposed to begin in November of 2016 but did not commence until January of the following year.

The victim went on to say that as work crews finally began to show up, their work was minimal and left uncompleted.

According to EBRSO documents, the

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James B. Nutter & Co., well regarded Kansas City home lender, sued by Feds for fraud

James B. Nutter & Co., the Kansas City home lender that usually enjoys a clean reputation in its industry, faces accusations by the Justice Department of misconduct in its reverse mortgage practices.

A civil lawsuit filed by the Justice Department accuses James B. Nutter & Co. of boosting its loan production by hiring unqualified underwriters to review federally insured reverse mortgages meant for elderly homeowners and forging signatures to make it seem like qualified underwriters approved the loans.

The lawsuit was originally filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., and recently was transferred to federal court in Kansas City.

Lawyers for James B. Nutter & Co. disputed the government’s claims, saying the accusations are unsubstantiated and “inconsistent with our core values and culture.”

“The charges represent an overreach by an overly aggressive Department of Justice, and we strongly dispute both the factual accuracy and legal merits of the allegations,”

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DOJ sues Kansas City lender James B. Nutter & Co. for fraud

James B. Nutter & Co., the Kansas City home lender that usually enjoys a clean reputation in its industry, faces accusations by the Justice Department of misconduct in its reverse mortgage practices.

A civil lawsuit filed by the Justice Department accuses James B. Nutter & Co. of boosting its loan production by hiring unqualified underwriters to review federally insured reverse mortgages meant for elderly homeowners and forging signatures to make it seem like qualified underwriters approved the loans.

The lawsuit was originally filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., and recently was transferred to federal court in Kansas City.

Lawyers for James B. Nutter & Co. disputed the government’s claims, saying the accusations are unsubstantiated and “inconsistent with our core values and culture.”

“The charges represent an overreach by an overly aggressive Department of Justice, and we strongly dispute both the factual accuracy and legal merits of the allegations,” said

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Owner of Kansas City ‘rat house’ headed to prison for fraud

When Carol Dille graduated from Westport High School in 1970, she would leave for college — and later, a successful career with AT&T — as an honor student, co-captain of the varsity cheerleaders, a student government officer and petite and popular homecoming queen attendant.

On Friday, Dille — now 68 and long known to her exasperated Westwood Park neighbors as the owner of a “rat house” whose infestations have plagued them for at least 20 years — departed federal court downtown, sentenced at 11:30 a.m. to two years in federal prison for wire and bankruptcy fraud.

She was ordered to pay $76,601 in restitution for Social Security benefits she stole over three years from her ex-husband.

In his preamble to delivering the sentence, U.S. District Judge Gregory Kays said that in Social Security cases, prison sentences are not often given to defendants, such as Dille, who are first-time offenders. But

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