U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Vermont
(802) 951-6725
September 4, 2014

Wolcott Man Sentenced for Tax Evasion and Mail Fraud

The United States Attorney’s Office stated that Timothy Forrest Edgar, 49, of Wolcott, Vermont and Littleton, New Hampshire, was sentenced today following a plea to Tax Evasion and Mail Fraud charges related to a multi-year scheme to avoid paying taxes and child support obligations by harassing federal, state, and local officials charged with enforcing those obligations. The remaining seven counts of the Superseding Indictment were dismissed after sentencing.

Edgar was sentenced to a total of 13 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. In imposing sentence on Edgar, Chief U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss noted the real harm Edgar’s offenses had caused to individuals who had done nothing more than their jobs.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office recognizes the dedicated and coordinated efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration in developing the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Eugenia Cowles represented the government. Edgar was represented by Assistant Federal Public Defender Steven Barth.

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