New Hampshire trucking company owner pleads guilty

| 12/6/2005

The owner of a trucking company in Hudson, NH, has pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Transportation and his workers compensation insurance carriers.

The Associated Press reported Robert Stalker, the owner of Robert’s Dismantling and Recycling Corp., admitted that he paid his workers in cash, under the table, for their overtime and never reported it to the IRS.

In addition, Stalker admitted businesses that owed his company paid him in checks made out to false names. He cashed more than $1.3 million worth of those checks at a Massachusetts check-cashing company and kept the cash off of his company’s books.

The U.S. Attorney’s office charged that Stalker also wrote more than $750,000 in checks from his company bank account to both real and fictitious companies for expenses his company never incurred.

Stalker is scheduled for sentencing March 16, 2006.