Medical Supply Company Owner Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

NEWARK—A Mountainside man who owns and operates a medical supply company that he runs out of his home admitted to concealing nearly $4 million in business receipts and pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion on Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Yuxin Xie, 59, admitted before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty in Newark federal court that he failed to report business receipts from his company, YX Enterprises.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

During the tax years in question—2006 through 2010—Xie purchased diabetic test strips from numerous suppliers. He re-packaged and sold them to wholesale pharmaceutical and medical products distribution companies. Customer payments that Xie received were deposited into 11 different bank accounts at three different financial institutions. YX Enterprises was not a registered corporation, and any income received by YX Enterprises should have been reported on Xie’s tax returns.

Xie’s tax returns for the five years in question failed to report millions of dollars in gross receipts received by YX Enterprises. For each of the tax years 2006, 2007, and 2008, Xie’s tax returns reported that YX Enterprises had gross receipts of less than $10,000; Xie’s 2009 and 2010 tax returns contained no reference at all to YX Enterprises. YX Enterprises had in fact received nearly $4 million in business receipts during this five-year period.

Although Xie pleaded guilty to only one count of tax evasion for the 2009 tax year, the plea agreement requires that Xie admit to evading income taxes for all five years, and the court will take into account at sentencing the tax loss for all five years. The tax loss is $200,000 to $400,000.

Xie faces a maximum potential penalty of five years in prison and a fine of $250,000 or twice his gain from the offense, together with the costs of prosecution. Xie also agreed to file true and accurate tax returns and to pay to the IRS all taxes and penalties owed. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 23.

Fishman credited special agents with IRS-Criminal Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Shantelle P. Kitchen in Newark; special agents with the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Aaron T. Ford in Newark; and inspectors with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, under the direction of Inspector in Charge Maria L. Kelokates, with the investigation leading to the guilty plea.

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