Southern Brooklyn Council rep Chaim Deutsch pleads guilty to tax fraud

Sheepshead Bay Councilmember Chaim Deutsch pled guilty to charges of tax fraud on Thursday morning, admitting to evading thousands in taxes over three years — a result of a falsified tax return in 2016, where he hid outside income he received from his real estate business, prosecutors said. 

“New York City Council Member Chaim Deutsch admitted today that he defrauded the IRS in connection with his real estate business,” said US Attorney Audrey Strauss. “As an elected official and community leader, Deutsch had a particular responsibility to follow the law. Instead, over a multi-year period, Deutsch concealed his true business income to avoid paying his fair share of taxes.” 

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