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Executive Director of RARES sentenced for filing false tax returns

STAFF REPORTS

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that John Brian Mount, 60, of Pittsford, NY, who was convicted of filing a false tax return, was sentenced to serve five months in prison followed by five months of home confinement by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard A. Resnick, who handled the case, stated that Mount was the executive director of Regional Area Recreation and Employee Services (RARES), a non-profit business located at 312 West Commercial Street in East Rochester. The non-profit provides discounted tickets and services to subscribing companies. The defendant received salary and commissions from RARES that he failed to report on his 2010 through 2013 federal tax returns. In total, Mount failed to report approximately $227,835.77 in additional income on his tax returns, which resulted in the defendant failing to pay $60,977 in taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.

Today’s sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, under the direction of James D. Robnett, Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Office.