Hampton accountant pleads guilty to concealing work done by illegal aliens

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Martin R. Bujaky, an accountant who helped a business to hide earnings from work done by illegal aliens, was sentenced to two years in prison, prosecutors announced today.

Bujaky, 65, of Hampton, handled the taxes from 2000 through 2007 for B&M Best Consulting Co., according to U.S. Attorney David Hickton's office. That firm harbored out-of-status aliens who worked in hotel housekeeping in Pittsburgh and Ohio, according to a press release from Mr. Hickton's office.

The false returns concealed some $9 million in wages, investigators from IRS Criminal Investigations, Homeland Security Investigations and the U.S. Department of Labor found, resulting in a tax loss of approximately $3.7 million.

Bujaky pleaded guilty to conspiracy and assisting in the preparation of false returns. He was also fined $30,000 and sentenced to two-years of post-release probation by U.S. District Judge Terrence F. McVerry.

Rich Lord: rlord@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1542. Twitter: @richelord.

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