BOSTON (AP) — An accountant has been convicted by a federal grand jury of conspiring with a former state senator to defraud the IRS.
Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling says 67-year-old John Nardozzi, of Waltham, Massachusetts, was convicted Wednesday of defrauding the IRS of approximately $600,000.READ MORE: Man Facing Charges After Dog Is Stolen From Car In Cambridge
Lelling says Nardozzi manipulated income that should’ve been reported on former state Sen. Brian Joyce’s corporate tax return, and falsely created a fund for Joyce and his wife to defer income taxes.
Joyce was found dead at his Westport home last year. The medical examiner determined the 56-year-old died from an overdose of a medication commonly used to treat insomnia.READ MORE: Everett Woman Celebrates Mother's Day A Year After Giving Birth To Twins While Having COVID-19
Joyce had pleaded not guilty to charges of accepting bribes and kickbacks and laundering the money through his law office.
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