Defendant Also Did Not Secure Workers’ Compensation for Employees; Owes NYS Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Taxes and Workers’ Comp Liabilities
Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx attorney who practices real estate law has been indicted on several economic crimes spanning six years, including repeatedly failing to file income taxes and failing to secure Workers’ Compensation for her employees.
District Attorney Clark said “For years, this defendant allegedly blatantly ignored several financial obligations. Such disrespect of the law is especially shocking coming from an attorney and it is ultimately a slap in the face of hardworking taxpayers.”
New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Acting Commissioner Nonie Manion said, “All New Yorkers are obligated to pay their fair share of taxes in a voluntary, timely manner. When that doesn’t happen, our agency, working with other law enforcement organizations, will take action. We thank the Bronx District Attorney for prosecuting this case.”
District Attorney Clark said that defendant, Kathleen Bradshaw, 53, of Ardsley, N.Y., was arraigned on April 6, 2017 before Bronx Supreme Court Justice George Villegas. She is due back in court on May 10, 2017. She faces up to four years in prison if convicted.
Bradshaw was indicted on Repeated Failure to File Personal Income and Earnings Taxes, first-degree Offering a False Instrument for Filing and three felony counts of Failure to Secure Workers’ Compensation and one misdemeanor count of Failure to Secure Workers’ Compensation. She owes the state hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes and Workers’ Compensation liabilities. According to the investigation,
Bradshaw allegedly failed to file New York State taxes from 2009 to 2011. She also allegedly falsely reported information on a 2014 NYS-45 form. Furthermore, Bradshaw allegedly violated the Workers’ Compensation Law, failing to provide coverage for her employees from 2012 to 2015.
District Attorney Clark thanked the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance’s Criminal Investigations Division for their valuable assistance in this investigation.
An indictment is an accusatory instrument and not proof of a defendant’s guilt.