Westchester CPA charged with tax evasion

A Somers accountant is accused of not paying his personal income taxes for six years in a row.

Eric Fecci, who lives in Katonah, is charged with three felony counts of repeated failure to file personal income tax returns for 2003 to 2007. He also is charged with felony criminal tax fraud for allegedly failing to file his tax return in 2008.

According to the New York State Department of Finance, Fecci filed his tax returns for those years after investigators searched his home and offices and found documents revealing his income. He allegedly admitted to having unpaid tax liabilities of at least $5,000.

Additionally, state tax officials say Fecci owes $12,521 in personal tax liability from 2001 and $8,464 for not paying state withholding taxes  for his employees at one of his businesses, At Play Technologies, in 2002 and 2003.

Fecci, 44, operates five financial service companies from his office at 332 Route 100 in Somers: At Play Technologies, Eric J. Fecci CPA, Fecci Consulting Group, AllWriteUp and Somers Staffing.

He faces up to four years in prison on each count. He was arraigned in Somers Justice Court on Wednesday and is due to return there Jan. 31.

Rebecca Baker

Rebecca Baker joined The Journal News in March 2004. She covers Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe, and was previously the state and county courts reporter in Westchester County. In prior jobs, she covered the Town of Greenburgh and Rockland County government and politics. Before coming to The Journal News, she was a municipal reporter for newspapers in New Haven, Conn. and Warren, Ohio.