HARTFORD — A local personal injury attorney pleaded guilty to tax evasion and faces a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment.
Mark Carbutti, 48, of Wallingford, entered his guilty plea in federal court in Hartford on Thursday. There will be a sentencing hearing on March 2.
Carbutti “made only limited payments” on taxes owed between 2013 and 2017 and reportedly ignored a dozen messages from the Internal Revenue Service during an overlapping a five-year period alerting him of his overdue payments, according to a statement from the Justice Department.
Carbutti also closed multiple personal and professional bank accounts and avoided tax payments that were levied on these accounts. He funneled money into limited liability company accounts. Carbutti claimed $600,000 in personal expenses between 2013 and 2019. Items listed included gambling, vacations, dining at restaurants and a BMW automobile purchase, according to the statement.
Carbutti did not respond to requests for comment.