DURHAM — A local man and taxi company owner was sentenced Wednesday to home confinement and probation for filing false tax returns.
William Scalzi, 62, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport federal court, according to the Department of Justice. The first six months of his three year probation requires home confinement. He is also required to pay a $2,500 fine.
In February, Scalzi pleaded guilty to one count of filing a false tax return. He has paid $297,319 in restitution to the IRS, which satisfied his criminal and civil tax liabilities for the 2007 to 2010 tax years, according to the Department of Justice.
Scalzi is the owner of Transportation General Inc. in West Haven. According to court documents, he understated his taxable income by running personal expenses through his company. The personal expenses were deducted as business expenses on Transportation General’s corporate tax returns. These personal expenses were also not reported as income on his personal tax returns from 2007 to 2010.
Transportation General doing business as M7 offers taxi cab services in the New Haven, Meriden, Wallingford, Bridgeport, Trumbull, Branford, and Hamden areas.