HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Two brothers working together at a flooring company in Danbury are in trouble with the law for lying on their taxes.
According to court documents, Scott Benincasa and his brother David Benincasa were 50 percent owners of Goodhouse Flooring. From 2008 to 2010, the brothers are accused of not reporting expenses while running their business.
Scott submitted a false real estate log and business schedule in an effort to improperly justify previously taken deductions on his 2009 federal personal income tax return. He pleaded guilty to one count of filing a false tax return.
32-year-old Scott Benincasa of Danbury was sentenced to three years of probation for filling false tax returns. Scott was ordered to perform 120 hours of community service, pay a $15,000 fine and pay $47,076 in back taxes, plus interest and penalties for restitution to the IRS.
35-year-old David Benincasa of Danbury pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion. David will be sentenced on January 25th and faces up to five years in prison. He has agreed to pay $238,274 in back taxes, plus interest and penalties for restitution to the IRS.