A Chantilly man was sentenced to five months in prison today for attempting to bribe a District of Columbia tax auditor.
Jamal Hadieh, 51, also known as Jason Hacen, was the president of Quantum Services, Inc., a McLean building maintenance company. From 2006 to 2009, Quantum failed to pay all of its taxes owed in D.C., according to prosecutors, which triggered an audit in 2009.
In October 2009, a District tax auditor met with Hadieh. The audit was not completed, however, because of missing documents. The Attorney General's office says that at the end of this meeting, Haideh attempted to give the auditor an envelope full of cash, which was refused.
After notifying his supervisor, the auditor agreed to cooperate with law enforcement in a sting operation.
Hadieh and the auditor met again in November 2009, where Hadieh offered the auditor $7,000 to "wrap this up, close the books, and move forward," according to the Attorney General's office. When the auditor told Hadieh that his tax debt could be as much as $100,000, Hadieh offered to give him $10,000 to limit the amount owed. They met again three days later in a restaurant parking lot, where the Attorney General's office says Hadieh gave the auditor $10,000 in cash.
Hadieh pleaded guilty in December 2011 to one count of bribery of a public official. In addition to the five months in prison, Hadieh was also sentenced to five months of home confinement, and one year of supervised release.