Gary Barbera was sentenced this afternoon to three years’ probation — the first to be spent on house arrest. The car dealership owner pleaded guilty in the spring to filing false tax returns in 2003 and 2004.
Evidence in the case against Barbera showed the 46-year-old Gladwyne resident failed to report income in those years, and included personal expenses in his business tax returns.
Barbera will pay nearly $120,000 in restitution to the IRS and $30,000 in court fines, both of which the Daily News reports will come from his $274, 000 tax refund.
Do you think the fines are punishment enough if Barbera can pay off the IRS with a tax refund?