Montefusco gets 3 years probation for filing false tax return

Former Parsippany-Troy Hills Board of Education member John J. Montefusco, Jr. was sentenced to three years of probation today forintentionally filing a false tax return, according to U.S. Attorney Chris Christie.

In the Trenton courtroom of U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson, Montefusco, 41,pleaded guilty to one countoffailing to report income of approximately $159,000 on his 2003 federal income tax return, the U.S. Attorney said.

Thompson ordered Montefusco to file amended tax returns for the tax years 2003, 2004 and 2005, resulting in payment approximately $37,000 in back taxes, interest and penalties.

According to Christie, Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Gramiccioni argued for a sentence range that called for 10 to 16 months of confinement, which may besplit between terms of imprisonment and community or home confinement.

Montefusco gets 3 years probation for filing false tax return