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Greenwich landscaper faces Friday sentencing on tax plea

September 28, 2018

The owner of Furano Landscape is scheduled to be sentenced Friday, after pleading guilty earlier this year to underreporting more than $2.5 million in gross receipts on his federal tax returns, dodging some $500,000 in taxes owed.

Greenwich resident Pasquale F. Furano provided service to more than 150 customers in Fairfield County and Westchester County, N.Y., according to court documents filed by the office of John Durham, U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut. He has been free on $50,000 bond since taking a plea deal last March.

In a March stipulation, Durham’s office gave a range of 18 to 24 months in prison as within court guidelines for sentencing purposes.

According to court documents, agents seized more than $600,000 in cash in an October 2014 raid of Furano’s home, which he agreed to relinquish to repay amounts due the IRS. Furano agreed as well to repay the state of Connecticut more than $100,000 in sales taxes owed the Department of Revenue Services.

Alex.Soule@scni.com; 203-842-2545; @casoulman

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