Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JAVED CHOUDHRY, 59, of Glastonbury, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today in New Haven federal court to conspiracy and tax offenses related to a kickback scheme.
According to court documents and statements made in court, CHOUDHRY was employed by a construction company in the Stamford area. Between 2011 and 2014, CHOUDHRY received cash kickbacks from construction contractors in exchange for steering them contracts for work on a project in Stamford. The scheme caused millions of dollars in losses to the victim construction company.
In addition, CHOUDHRY failed to report to the Internal Revenue Service most of the income he received through the kickback scheme.
CHOUDHRY pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, which carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years, and one count of filing a false tax return, which carries a maximum term of imprisonment of three years. He is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford on August 18, 2017.
CHOUDHRY also is required to pay back taxes, plus interest and penalties.
CHOUDHRY is released on a $50,000 bond.
This ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Division. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.