Buffalo Business Owner, James P. Kennedy Jr. Sentenced For Tax Fraud, Harboring An Illegal Alien

BUFFALO, NY (STL.News) – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced Wednesday that Todd Cameron, 47, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of filing a false tax return and transporting and harboring an illegal alien, was sentenced to serve 51 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.  The defendant was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $508,340 to the IRS.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Russell T. Ippolito, who handled the case, stated that between June 2012 and December 2015, Cameron operated the Buffalo Remodeling & Construction Co. of W.N.Y. and Buffalo Roofing Co.  For the tax years 2013-2015, the defendant failed accurately to report income generated from his businesses to the Internal Revenue Service.

In addition, between July 2015 and December 2015, Cameron transported and harbored six illegal aliens for the purpose of commercial advantage and private financial gain.  The defendant paid for the illegal aliens to be transported from the State of Maryland here to the Western District of New York to work for his roofing business.  Cameron then paid to house the illegal aliens, first at a local hotel, and then at a house owned by a business of the defendant.