Maui Businessman Admits Tax Evasion

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A 62-year-old Maui insurance agent will spend the next 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to federal tax evasion.

Herbert Y. Ushiroda Jr. admitted filing false federal and state tax returns from 2003 through 2007, failing to pay $911,878 owed to the IRS and nearly $206,000 owed to the state, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.


Ushiroda has paid the amounts owed, and now must also pay a $20,000 fine assessed today by U.S. Senior District Judge Helen Gillmor.

Ushiroda admitted falsifying his returns to support his own family and a second family on Maui that resulted from an extramarital affair.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Leslies Osborne Jr.