Huntington Businessman Pleads Guilty to Non-Payment of Employee Taxes

by Tony Rutherford HuntingtonNews.Net Reporter

A Huntington businessman has accepted a plea deal admitting that he failed to pay the Internal Revenue Services money withheld from employee salaries.

Christopher Hutchinson operated East Coast Services, Inc. and according to the plea agreement/information from at least 1990  and continuing through 2012, Hutchinson willfully failed to pay over a large part of the federal income taxes and FICA taxes that were withheld from employees as employment tax.

Hutchinson operated from 1990 to 2012 other businesses with employees on their payroll, including Peck Security Systems, CAC Enterprises, R & C Enterprises of Ashland, Security Group, ICE Electrical Corp, Early Warning Security Group, Security Corporation, and Now Service Pros, LLC.

The information stipulation of facts indicates that the defendant failed to pay $248,811.43 for the businesses.

Under the plea agreement, Hutchinson could be sentenced to a maximum of five years i prison and three years of supervised release. He must pay restitution with interest , a special assessment, and cost of prosecution. He is required to cooperate with the federal government in the liquidation of assets to pay the restitution and agrees not to appeal the settlement.

A copy of the information is available for download as a PDF.



  1. Plea Agreement (814.62 KB)
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