ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
October 11, 2016 Case # 13CF3627
SANTA ANA, Calif. – An Orange County business owner was sentenced to one year in county jail for committing over $200,000 in tax fraud and failing to pay employees prevailing wage for work performed on two public works contracts. Shamseddin Hashemi-Mousavi, 64, Irvine, was found guilty by a jury on Oct. 7, 2015, of 37 felony counts including taking and receiving a portion of worker’s wage on public works, attempted taking and receiving a portion of worker’s wage on public works, forgery, recording false and forged instruments, and willful failure to pay tax. At his sentencing one year later on Oct. 7, 2016, he was also sentenced to five years of formal probation without electronic confinement and is expected to be ordered to pay over $200,000 at a restitution hearing at a date to be determined later.
At the time of the crimes, Hashemi-Mousavi owned AAA-HVAC, an Orange County-based heating and air conditioning business. Continue reading