Pawel Bartoszek, the owner of Mega State, a construction company in New York, was charged with filing false business and personal tax returns from 2015 to 2017.
During that time Bartoszek cashed more than six million dollars in checks paid to Mega State at check cashing businesses, instead of depositing the funds in the business bank account. He used the cash to pay the majority of his employees off the books, and on personal expenses. Bartoszek did not inform his accountant about the cashed checks, and did not declare any of the money on his business or personal tax returns.
He faces up to 18 years in prison and restitution to the IRS.