Defendant hid cash income to evade taxes. Defendant had previously been acquitted of insurance fraud at collision repair center in 2012.
On November 9, a federal jury in Central Islip, N.Y. returned a guilty verdict on all five counts against Lorraine Pilitz, also known as “Lorraine Christie,” and “Lorraine Storms” for illegally structuring financial transactions, corruptly obstructing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and filing false tax returns. The verdict followed a two-week trial before United States District Judge Joanna Seybert.
Breon Peace, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and Thomas Fattorusso, Acting Special Agent-in-Charge, Internal Revenue