United States: Ex-Bloomberg construction exec pleads guilty to tax evasion in bribery scheme

A former construction executive at Bloomberg LLC pleaded guilty Tuesday to evading taxes on more than a million dollars of cash and gifts he received in a years-long bribery scheme, prosecutors said.

Anthony Guzzone accepted the bribes from subcontractors while working as director of global construction at Bloomberg from 2010 to 2017, prosecutors in Manhattan federal court said.

The subcontractors gave Guzzone cash, did work for him at his New Jersey mansion, and gave him Super Bowl ticket packages in exchange for securing maintenance and construction contracts for Bloomberg projects, prosecutors said.

“Bribery and tax evasion each impose hidden, unfair costs on the law-abiding public. The sort of criminality admitted to by Anthony Guzzone imposes that burden widely, on customers, on employers, and on taxpayers. Guzzone now awaits sentencing for his crime,” Acting US Attorney Audrey Strauss said in a statement.

The original full article can be found at nypost.com


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