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N.Y. CPA Indicted in $10M Fraud

gavelNew York CPA Steve Lyon has been charged with helping defraud in workers’ compensation insurance premium payments. He had already been arraigned on similar charges in January.

The latest indictments charge Lyon with filing doctored payroll-related documents for workers of façade restoration and scaffolding companies.

The indictments include three counts of Insurance Fraud in the First Degree, five counts of Insurance Fraud in the Second Degree, eight counts of Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree and nine counts of Forgery in the Second Degree in a New York State Supreme Court indictment for this conduct.

The charges include a scheme involving Anaar Construction & Contracting Corp. and its owner Sadaf Bhatti, who were indicted on similar charges. The January indictments involve similar allegations of defrauding the NYSIF.  The other defendants in that case are Oneteam Restoration, a Long Island City-based masonry subcontractor, and its owner Mario Rojas Jr.

Bob Scott
Bob Scott has provided information to the tax and accounting community since 1991, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, and from 1997 through 2009 as editor of its sister publication, Accounting Technology. He is known throughout the industry for his depth of knowledge and for his high journalistic standards.  Scott has made frequent appearances as a speaker, moderator and panelist and events serving tax and accounting professionals. He  has a strong background in computer journalism as an editor with two former trade publications, Computer+Software News and MIS Week and spent several years with weekly and daily newspapers in Morris County New Jersey prior to that.  A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Bob is a native of Madison, Ind
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