Kiryas Joel real estate broker Shloime Torim in custody on tax fraud charges

Federal agents have a Kiryas Joel real estate broker accused of being a tax cheat in custody. The IRS says Shloime Torim owes the government

Federal agents have a Kiryas Joel real estate

Federal agents have a Kiryas Joel real estate broker accused of being a tax cheat in custody. The IRS says Shloime Torim owes the government at least $400,000 in back taxes. (Credit: News 12 )

KIRYAS JOEL - Federal agents have a Kiryas Joel real estate broker accused of being a tax cheat in custody.

The IRS says Shloime Torim owes the government at least $400,000 in back taxes.

While IRS raided his buildings, Torim had already been in custody on a number of fraud charges.

Torim pleaded not guilty in White Plains Federal Court to his latest charge. The government says the real estate broker ran at least 100 businesses as a cover-up to hide cash.

IRS investigators raided Torim's office on Satmar Drive in the Village of Kiryas Joel for evidence.

A viewer also sent News 12 a photo of agents at a second location in the village, believed to be his home on Israel Zupnick Drive.

In court, the prosecutor said the 76-year-old used a number of aliases to conceal his income.

Today's raid and Torim's arrest come after a three-year investigation. He will remain in custody until a $500,000 bail bond is posted.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Ossining chase leads to crash, manhunt for 1 VIDEO: Ossining chase leads to crash, manhunt for suspect
A beloved North Rockland cheerleading coach who was 2 Hundreds gather to mourn loss of beloved North Rockland cheer coach
Kristina's Korner tracks the 3 Trending: 'Mick Jagger Baby' and 'Celebrity Apprentice'
They say Ken Smith, who was sick all 4 Mount Vernon police search for missing NYC corrections officer
Police say the chase ended when the suspect 5 Manhunt underway in Ossining after high speed chase

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Kristina Cartwright heads to a fun and different Where Are We On Wednesdays?

Kristina Cartwright heads to a fun and different location in the Hudson Valley!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE