Ex-Suffolk legislator pleads guilty to filing false tax return

<p>A former Suffolk legislator has pleaded guilty to failing to report more than $1 million in income.</p>

News 12 Staff

Aug 2, 2018, 12:50 PM

Updated 2,125 days ago

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A former Suffolk County legislator charged with filing a false tax return has pleaded guilty.
Fred Towle Jr. admits he failed to declare more than $1 million in income in 2012.
Towle is facing up to three years in prison plus restitution and fines of more than a half million dollars.
As a county legislator in the early 2000's, Towle was arrested on corruption charges.
Towle then cooperated with prosecutors, which led to a series of corruption indictments for years in Suffolk government.


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