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NORWALK MAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR TAX EVASION
John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RYAN S. ROZYCKI, 41, of Norwalk, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to six months of imprisonment, followed by two years of supervised release, for tax evasion. Judge Shea also ordered ROZYCKI to pay a $50,000 fine.
According to court documents and statements made in court, ROZYCKI owns and operates bangthebook.com, a sports gaming information website, as well as other website businesses and rental properties. For the 2009 though 2014 tax years, ROZYCKI 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. ROZYCKI had 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.
As a result, ROZYCKI failed to pay more than $300,000 in federal income taxes.
ROZYCKI has paid full restitution of $336,780 to the IRS. He also will be required to pay interest and penalties.
On September 20, 2017, ROZYCKI pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion.
Judge Shea ordered ROZYCKI, who is released on a $100,000 bond, to report to prison on April 30, 2018.
This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Division, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael S. McGarry.
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