Brick asphalt maintenance company owner admits to cheating IRS out of payroll taxes
TRENTON — The owner of a Brick asphalt and concrete maintenance company has admitted to failing to pay payroll taxes for his employees, officials said.
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Donato DiPasquale, 55, of Brick pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of failing to collect, account for and pay payroll taxes, before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan, sitting in Trenton.According to the IRS, DiPasquale, owner of Stars-N-Stripes Asphalt Maintenance, failed to pay $435,270 in payroll taxes for his employees from 2010 to 2015.He pleaded guilty to neglecting to pay $26,633 on $112,446 in wages he paid to his employees in the third quarter of 2015.MORE Bridgeton toddler's burned body dismemberedDiPasquale faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 or twice the gain or loss, whichever is greater. To see more on crime in Ocean County, scroll to the video above."He's a small New Jersey businessman and he made a mistake and accepts responsibility for it," said his attorney, Frank Agostino of Hackensack, "The goal is to make the U.S. government whole."Agostino said DiPasquale is intent on repaying the government "every dollar it is owed. He is hyper focused on this."Ken Serrano: 732-643-4029; firstname.lastname@example.org
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