Checker Sentenced to Jail For Conspiracy to Defraud the United States
October 16, 2013
Checker Vincent Fusella was sentenced yesterday in Federal District Court to two months in jail and ordered with his brother Gerardo Fusella to pay more than $ 1 million in restitution. Vincent Fusella had pleaded guilty on February 27, 2013, before the Honorable Kiyo A. Matsumoto in Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York to Conspiracy to Defraud the United States under the First Count of his Thirty-One Count indictment. Fusella admitted to concealing wages and failing to pay FICA taxes to the IRS on behalf of workers at two trucking companies he and his brother Gerardo Fusella owned – The Fusella Group, LLC and Alpine Investment Group, Inc. His brother Gerardo was also sentenced yesterday and received a forty-six month prison sentence.
Vincent Fusella was arrested on December 22, 2011 and his license as a Checker was suspended by the Commission that date pending an administrative hearing on the charges in the indictment. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York prosecuted the criminal matter.