Bogus Bronx Nonprofit Boss Also A Tax Cheat

Published on November 18, 2014, 1:46 pm
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A Bronx accountant who ran a bogus nonprofit and bankrolled lavish European vacations with state money meant for cancer screenings is also a tax cheat.

Joseph Junkovic, 49, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison last month for billing state and federal agencies more than $25 million through his nonprofit Cancer Screening Services.

Now, the callous fraudster will serve an additional one-to-three years behind bars for evading nearly $150,000 in personal income taxes he owed to the state, prosecutors with the Bronx District Attorney’s office said Monday.

Junkovic pleaded guilty to tax fraud and falsifying business records in Bronx court. He now owes the state $419,695.

The tax cheat already owes $360,556 in restitution for his nonprofit scam.

Junkovic will be sentenced on January 14, 2015.


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