Feds Indict Former U.S. House Candidate For Tax Evasion

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The politico did not pay over to the IRS payroll taxes totaling more than $200,000.

Federal prosecutors have filed tax evasion charges against a former Republican candidate in Florida for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

According to the indictment, Bruce William O’Donoghue, of Winter Park, Fla., did not pay payroll taxes in 2009 and 2010 totaling $219,963. The U.S. government also alleges that O’Donoghue failed to pay back a $125,000 loan from his company to his political campaign.

O’Donoghue was one of seven Republican candidates for the U.S. House seat in 2010. He lost in the primaries to U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster.

O’Donoghue’s lawyer, Stephen Calvacca, told The Orlando Sentinel: “We are preparing to pay back $375,000 to meet the IRS demands.”

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