Kickbacks derail Glastonbury man

BY Gregory Seay

A Glastonbury man will spend eight months in prison and repay about $47,500 to the IRS for his role in a construction kickback scheme, prosecutors says.

Javed Choudhry, 60, also was sentenced Sept. 6 in Hartford federal court to four months of home confinement and three years of supervised release following his May conviction of conspiracy and tax offenses tied to the kickback scheme, the Connecticut U.S. Attorney's Office said.

According to investigators, while working for a Stamford contractor between 2011 and 2014, Choudhry received between $250,000 and $500,000 in cash kickbacks from construction contractors in exchange for steering them millions of dollars in contracts on construction projects in Stamford.

In addition, he failed to report to the Internal Revenue Service most of the income he received through the scheme, prosecutors said.