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Home health agency owner pleads guilty to pocketing withheld employment taxes

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A Middletown woman pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to failure to account for and pay over federal employment taxes.

According to court documents, Nyashia Coryaba, 59, of Middletown, owner of a home health care agency, failed to pay federal income taxes withheld from her employees during the third quarter of 2019.  Coryaba also admitted to failing to pay over taxes between June 2015 and December 2019.  She agreed to pay restitution to the Internal Revenue Service totaling $579,640.

Coryaba faces a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison when sentenced on August 31, Typically, sentences are shorter.

U.S. Attorney David Weiss said, “The failure to pay over employment taxes is not only a theft from the government, it is also a theft from the workers whose taxes have been withheld.  My office will continue to pursue cases where hard-working individuals are victimized by their employer’s failure to comply with tax obligations.”

IRS-Criminal Investigation investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley F. Wolf is prosecuting the case.