A Harrisburg businessman has avoided a prison term, but must pay the IRS nearly $361,000 in restitution for failing to fork over employment taxes.
U.S. Middle Chief District Judge John E. Jones III sentenced Darasomalee Thach, 36, the former co-owner of a temporary staffing company, Team Work Inc., to 2 years of probation in the conspiracy to defraud the U.S. case and ordered him to pay restitution for all the overdue taxes.
Thach failed to withhold and pay employment taxes between 2011 and 2015 “in order to maximize his personal profit,” Acting U.S. Bruce D. Brandler said. Thach was arrested based on a probe by criminal investigators for the IRS who said Thach failed to report more than $1.6 million in wages paid to his firm’s employees.
Team Work provided day laborers for companies in central and eastern Pennsylvania and Maryland.