Trucking entrepreneur pleads guilty in tax-fraud scheme

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The operator of a network of trucking and waste companies based in Yonkers, N.Y., pleaded guilty to federal charges for failing to pay taxes under a scheme that cheated the government out of more than $2.5 million, authorities said. Anthony Guido, 57, of Pelham pleaded guilty Tuesday, Dec. 12, to conspiracy and tax evasion before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Yanthis in the White Plains federal courthouse, the Lower Hudson Journal News reported.

Herbert Hadad, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office, told the Journal News that Guido faces up to five years in prison on each charge, along with a fine of $250,000 or twice the amount of gain or loss associated with the crime. He is free on a $50,000 bond and is due to be sentenced March 10 before U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon, the Journal News reported.

Guido conspired with his brother, Michael, and sister Donna, by taking portions of their salaries in cash and not paying taxes on it from 1994 until 2001, the Journal News reported. Guido’s siblings also have pleaded guilty in the case, which related to their business network known as the “Ajay companies.”