Three owners of concrete companies charged with tax crimes

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GOSHEN – Three men were
arrested on Thursday following the execution of search warrants in Orange
and Rockland counties.

Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler said David Gross, 45, and
David Friedman, 42, both of Kiryas Joel, and Shloma Kaller, 44, of Suffern
were all charged with felonies related to the evasion of taxes in connection
with two concrete companies they owned.

Gross and Kaller were each charged with grand larceny, criminal tax fraud,
and conspiracy alleging that between December 2009 and March 2012, the
men conspired to steal $366,895 in state sales tax that had been collected
from the customers of Concrete on Demand, Inc., a concrete company they
owned.

Their company was also charged with grand larceny and criminal tax fraud.

Friedman, the sole owner of Copour, Inc., another concrete company, was
charged with offering a false instrument for filing for having filed a
false state withholding tax return, which under-reported the wages his
company paid its employees.

A felony complaint alleges that Friedman had reported on a state withholding
tax return that only $11,623 in wages were paid to Copour, Inc.’s
employees in 2014, but on a corporate tax return for the same period,
he reported paying $431,816 in wages for the same period.

All three men were arraigned in Monroe Town Court and posted bail. The
matter was referred to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office
from the state Department of Taxation and Finance.

Orange County DA investigators, members of the State Police, police officers
from the Town of Blooming Grove, criminal investigators from the state
Department of Taxation and Finance’s Criminal Investigation Division
executed search warrants at three locations in Orange County and two in
Rockland County.