Lawfuel.com – law Newswire Service – Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Kathryn Keneally, the Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division of the Department of Justice, and Richard Weber, the Chief of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (“IRS-CI”), announced today the filing of federal criminal charges against MICHAEL J. MITROW and MATTHEW J. MITROW, former executives of a New Jersey-based marketing agency, and ROBERT T. MADISON, a Phoenix-based businessman, for their roles in a kickback scheme in which MICHAEL and MATTHEW MITROW received more than $1 million in kickbacks for steering the marketing agency’s business to a company owned by MADISON. MADISON, who was originally charged by complaint in November 2012, is also charged with defrauding the marketing agency by submitting false invoices.
MICHAEL MITROW is also charged with a separate scheme to submit false invoices to the marketing agency, as well as tax evasion and obstructing the IRS. MICHAEL and MATTHEW MITROW surrendered to the IRS-CI today. The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer.