GavelFormer Mayor of Toms River, New Jersey has been sentenced to six months in prison for tax evasion. Carmine Inteso Jr. is being charged with failing to pay taxes on the hundreds of thousands of dollars he received from an insurance broker throughout past years.

In addition to jail time, Inteso will serve six months of house arrest, according to his sentencing hearing on Monday January 6th. Additionally, he will be supervised for two years after his sentence has been served.

After returning from a contractor job in Afghanistan in 2012, Inteso was arrested at New York’s JFK airport. According to prosecutors, Inteso accepted the position in the Middle East after he was suspected of tax evasion.

Tax evasion is not new to New Jersey politicians. In 1937, former Secretary of State of New Jersey was indicted for tax evasion by a Federal Grand Jury. In 1969, former Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, former U.S. Representative Hugh Joseph Addonizio, and former Municipal Court Judge Anthony Giuliano were indicted in federal court for extortion and income tax evasion. Cornelius Edward Gallagher, former U.S. Representative from New Jersey, was indicted in 1972 on federal charges of income tax evasion. Jersey City’s former mayor, John V. Kenny pleaded guilty to tax evasion in 1972. Lastly, New Jersey politician Nelson G. Gross was charged with conspiring to commit tax evasion in 1973.

If you, or someone you know, owes back taxes, seek the help of a tax resolution specialist today. The tax resolution lawyers at US Tax Shield are here to help.