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Fairfield County Man Sentenced To Prison For Tax Evasion

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A 41-year-old Fairfield County man who owned and operated a sports gaming information website is heading to prison after being implicated in a million dollar tax evasion scheme.

John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced the sentencing of Ryan Rozycki of Norwalk to a term of six months in prison, followed by two years of post-release supervision after pleading guilty to tax evasion last year. Rozycki must also pay a $50,000 fine.

Rozycki, who operates bangthebook.com and other website businesses and rental properties, reported more than $1.6 million in gross receipts on his federal income tax returns, but failed to report more than $1.1 million in taxable income, which he had deposited into his personal bank accounts, Durham said.

According to Durham, Rozycki worked with an accountant to prepare his tax returns, but did not provide his accountant with any information regarding his personal accounts and the business receipts that had been deposited into them.

In total, Rozycki failed to pay more than $300,000 in federal income returns. As part of his sentencing, he was ordered to pay full restitution of $336,780 to the IRS. He must also pay interest and penalties.

Rozycki, who is currently out on release on a $100,000 bond is due to report to prison on April 30.

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