Federal authorities say a central New Jersey man who co-owns and operates a New York-based wholesale merchandise business that sells adult paraphernalia has been sentenced for concealing more than $1.2 million in income.

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Sameer Gupta received a 19-month term Tuesday and also will have to serve two years of supervised release once he's freed. Gupta has also paid to a $259,045 penalty to the United States Treasury and has cooperated with the IRS in the investigation of his outstanding taxes due and owed for 2006-2009.

The 33-year-old Gupta pleaded guilty in February to tax evasion. Prosecutors say he diverted $822,916 from his business, J.S. Marketers, to various domestic and foreign bank accounts.

Authorities say the tax loss resulting from Gupta's conduct, not including interest and penalties, is $383,475.


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