Ex-Astra USA CEO Bildman pleads guilty to filing false U.S. income tax returns.
EX-ASTRA USA CEO BILDMAN TO SERVE 21 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR TAX FRAUD under a plea bargain entered in Boston federal court Jan. 26. Former Astra USA CEO Lars Bildman pled guilty to three counts of filing false tax returns for the years 1993, 1994 and 1995. The plea agreement was provisionally accepted by Boston federal court Judge Nathaniel Gorton; sentencing is set for April 8. In addition to a 21-month prison sentence followed by three years of supervised release, Bildman will pay a $30,000 fine and reimburse the Internal Revenue Service for back taxes. Prosecutors dropped 32 other counts against Bildman involving mail and wire fraud.
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