Woman Pleads Guilty After Skipping Out On Paying IRS $500,000

(JustPatriots.com)- The United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, David C. Weiss, said today that a Delaware woman pled guilty in federal court today to failing to account for and pay more than $200,000 in federal employment taxes. Chief Judge Colm F. Connolly accepted the plea on behalf of the defendant.
According to court filings, Nyashia Coryaba, 59, of Middletown, the owner of a home healthcare firm, Greater Works Companion Care LLC, failed to turn over to the Internal Revenue Service the federal income taxes taken from her employees during the third quarter of this year, according to the Internal Revenue Service. During the time period between June 2015 and December 2019, Coryaba also acknowledged failing to pay these same taxes. Defendant also agreed to pay $579,640.22 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service, which was the whole amount of the fine.
When Coryaba is sentenced on August 31, 2022, she might face a maximum punishment of five years in jail. In determining her punishment, Judge Connolly will consider the United States Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory criteria.
U.S. Attorney Weiss said that the failure to pay over employment taxes is not simply a robbery from the government; it is also a theft from the employees whose taxes have been withheld. In situations when hardworking individuals are harmed by their employer’s refusal to comply with tax requirements, his office will continue to investigate the situation.”
Coryaba chose to pay personal expenses with funds from her company, even though she was fully aware that she had failed to pay over to the IRS payroll taxes withheld from her employees’ paychecks.
An IRS spokesman said that her actions have a negative impact on the capacity of her employees to receive future Social Security and Medicare benefits. They will continue to pursue and hold responsible those who fail to report payroll taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.
The Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation investigated the matter. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley F. Wolf.