Ocean County Republican chairman George Gilmore was found guilty on three of six counts, but a jury was unable to reach a verdict on federal tax evasion charges.
Gilmore was convicted on charges that he failed to file employee payroll taxes and for making false statements on a loan application. The jury found him not guilty on charges that he filed false tax returns.
The U.S. Attorney’s office will need to determine if they want to re-try Gilmore on the tax evasion charge.
The head of the most powerful Republican organization in the state, Gilmore was indicted by a federal grand jury in January. He was accused of evading payment of more than $1 million in taxes.
Ocean County Republicans must decide if they want Gilmore to remain as county chairman.
The Asbury Park Press first reported the verdict.