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: LOOK: Firefighters Practice Rescues Atop Canobie Lake Park Roller Coasters, Ferris Wheel
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: Adam Haddad, Local Auto Body Shop Owner, Sentenced For Damaging Cars To Collect More Insurance Money
Joyce had pleaded not guilty to charges of accepting bribes and kickbacks and laundering the money through his law office.
Court records show Lelling dismissed those charges, citing Joyce’s death.MORE NEWS: Elton John's Farewell Tour Coming To Gillette Stadium In 2022
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