Former Nassau County Legis. Roger Corbin, who admitted to tax evasion charges in January, was sentenced Monday at the federal courthouse in Central Islip to 18 months in federal prison.
U.S. District Court Judge Sandra J. Feuerstein also sentenced the former Democratic lawmaker three years of supervised release and ordered him to pay $92,170 in restitution.
Corbin, 63, had pleaded guilty to tax evasion, filing false federal tax returns for three years and making false statements to agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service.
Corbin deposited into his personal bank accounts more than 80 checks made payable to “cash” totaling more than $229,000 from a developer who was doing business in Corbin’s district. He used the money to support his lifestyle, but did not report any of the money as income on his federal income tax returns.
Corbin then falsely claimed in a 2008 interview with federal agents that he had given the money to an individual who was paying workers at the developer’s New Cassel construction sites. The person he claimed was paying the workers died in 2005.
Corbin later admitted that he had previously lied.