BOSTON -- A Dracut man is facing up to 60 years in prison and must repay about $2 million in taxes after he was convicted of filing false returns.
Prosecutors say Tom Seng, 70, pleaded guilty Monday to 20 counts of making and subscribing a false tax return in U.S. District Court in Boston.
Seng owned and operated S&T Industrial Service Inc. in Lowell. Prosecutors say Seng provided temporary employees to several companies in Greater Boston, but failed to list those employees on his company's tax returns to avoid paying Social Security or Medicare taxes. He also failed to withhold federal income taxes for those employees, according to prosecutors.
Seng failed to pay and withhold taxes on about $12 million in wages, which cost the government about $2 million.
U.S. District Court Judge George O'Toole scheduled sentencing for April 16. Seng faces up to three years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each of the 20 counts.
No one answered a call Monday night to a telephone number listed in Seng's name.