Trial Scheduled For Ocean County GOP Leader’s Tax Evasion Charges

George Gilmore (Photo courtesy OC

  TRENTON – The trial for the Ocean County GOP Chairman accused of tax evasion and other charges is set for the end of March.

  George Gilmore, 69, of Toms River, partner at the law firm Gilmore & Monahan P.A, pleaded not guilty Jan. 18 before U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson in Trenton.

  The judge set his bail for $250,000 in an unsecured appearance bond. He must surrender his passport and stay within the continental United States, according to reports.

  He must also undergo mental health testing and treatment as per the U.S. Pretrial Services Agency.

Kim Guadagno with George Gilmore. (Photo courtesy of John Raue via Twitter)

  Gilmore’s attorney, Kevin Marino, of Marino, Tortorella & Boyle, P.C. in Chatham, New Jersey, said previously that his client suffers from a “hoarding disorder,” something the federal government was aware of before the indictments were handed down. It’s alleged Gilmore made lavish purchases while failing to pay taxes, among other charges.

  His trial is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. March 29 at the federal courthouse in Trenton.

George Gilmore watches a presentation by Dave Roberts at Toms River Town Hall (Photo by Chris Lundy)

Gilmore was indicted at the beginning of this year on six counts: one count of income tax evasion for calendar years 2013, 2014, and 2015; two counts of filing false tax returns for calendar years 2013 and 2014; failing to collect, account for, and pay over payroll taxes for two quarters in 2016, and making false statements on a 2015 loan application submitted to Ocean First Bank N.A.

  He is accused of evading more than $1 million in taxes.