The year and one day sentences is more favorable that a one year sentence since it will qualify Mr. Benson for a 6 month sentence and halfway house. This sentence followed Mr. Benson's guilty plea in August.
According to court documents, during the years 2004 through 2006, Mr. Benson failed to file tax returns or pay any personal income tax to the Internal Revenue Service, despite receiving at least $2 million dollars in income as the President and CEO of multiple medical device companies. One of them Bentec Medical makes tubing and catheters, among other things, and the company was not involved in the allegations.
Further, it was alleged that Mr. Benson used corporate funds to purchase homes, buying in jewelry and furniture, and pay for expensive travel accommodations such as luxury hotels, private jets, and limousines. Benson also used corporate funds to pay over half a million dollars in gambling debt. The government alleged that Benson’s failure to report his personal income and pay taxes due and owing on that income resulted in a tax loss of at least $249,000.
Posted by Tracy Green, Esq.