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Oct. 19, 2016 -- Acting Westchester County District Attorney James A. McCarty announced today that Barry Shevit (DOB 05/09/48) of 282 Katonah Ave., Katonah, NY, was sentenced to five years probation after previously pleading guilty to:

  • one count of Repeated Failure to File Personal Returns, a class “E” Felony.

The tax fraud came to light during an investigation by the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office into the defendant’s consignment business.

The defendant failed to file personal income tax returns for three consecutive years with New York State.

In 2011, there was a tax liability of $10,153. In 2012, there was a tax liability of $3,112 and in 2013, there was a tax liability of $6,281. 

The total amount of the unpaid tax liability, including prior tax years, is approximately $28,862. The defendant is required to make complete restitution of the above amount by the end of his probation.

Shevit was arrested on March 20, 2015 by investigators from the New York State Police.

Assistant District Attorney Nicole Gamble of the Economic Crimes Bureau prosecuted the case.