New York Man Charged with Filing False Tax Return
Joseph Wing, a former Maritime Administration employee, was sentenced on tax charges in December 1999 after receiving approximately $60,000 to recommend a firm for a subcontract award. Wing was fined $2,000 by a U.S. District Court in Boston and placed on 2 years' probation. He pleaded guilty to filing a false income tax return. Prosecutors alleged that Wing accepted $60,000 from Boston Ship Repair to recommend that firm to an executive of Bay Ship Management Co., which was awarding Navy subcontracts. Wing, who failed to report the money as income, also must pay back taxes and penalties expected to total more than $40,000. In a related case, two New York principals of Boston Ship Repair—Stephen DiLeo and Harry Nicholson—each were sentenced to a year in jail and fined $30,000 for paying kickbacks to a Bay Ship Management official.