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Chelsea Man Convicted on Federal Tax Fraud Charges

U.S. Attorney’s Office October 02, 2013
  • District of Maine (207) 780-3257

BANGOR, ME—United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty, II announced today that a federal jury sitting in Bangor found Marshall Swan, age 56, of Chelsea, guilty of federal tax fraud charges.

According to the indictment and trial evidence, Marshall Swan and his wife, former Chelsea selectman Carole Swan, filed false federal income for tax years 2006 through 2010 in which they under-reported about $650,000 in gross receipts and sales for their business, Marshall Swan Construction, thereby evading about $145,000 in income and self-employment taxes.

Marshall Swan faces up to three years in prison and $250,000 on each of the tax charges. He will be sentenced after completion of a pre-sentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigations Division; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General (OIG); U.S. Department of Labor, OIG, Office of Labor Racketeering and Fraud Investigations; U.S. Postal Service, OIG; and the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office.

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