Federal tax charges filed against Poughkeepsie business owner

WHITE PLANS – Federal tax charges have been filed against William Grogg for knowingly and willfully failing to pay over payroll taxes for his company and for corruptly endeavoring to obstruct and impede the due administration of the internal revenue laws.

“As alleged, William R. Grogg failed to pay over payroll taxes for his company for years, and then lied to the IRS about it,” said US Attorney Geoffrey Berman. “This cost the government hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax revenue. Grogg now faces 18 counts of criminal tax charges and the possibility o0f time behind bars.”

According to allegations in the indictment, Grogg, 69, of Millbrook, has worked in the printing and publishing industry in and around Poughkeepsie since at least the late 1980s.

Grogg is charged with 17 counts of knowingly and willfully failing to pay over payroll taxes, each of which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, and one count of corruptly endeavoring to obstruct and impede the due administration of the IRS laws, which carries up to three years in prison.



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