- Associated Press - Saturday, May 28, 2016

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A former Connecticut state employee and professional tax preparer has been sentenced to prison for tax evasion.

Authorities say East Hartford resident Shaukat Dalal was sentenced Friday to four months behind bars, followed by six months of home confinement and three years’ probation.

Dalal pleaded guilty to tax evasion on Dec. 2.

Dalal was a fiscal administration assistant for the state of Connecticut and the owner of a tax preparation business, Tax Preparation SVS, Inc. He and his wife also owned a holding company, Ameen LLC.

Prosecutors say the 55-year-old Dalal failed to report nearly $400,000 in income from his businesses between 2009 and 2011. They say he didn’t deposit many of the receipts from both businesses into business bank accounts.

He was ordered to report to prison July 20.



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