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Friday, July 2, 2010
Northern Virginia Business Owner Indicted for Failing to Pay Employment Taxes

WASHINGTON - Eric Jon Eisenhower, a resident of Fairfax Station, Va., was arraigned in federal court in Alexandria, Va., on an indictment that alleges that he failed to collect, account for and pay over to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) more than $200,000 in withholdings from employees’ paychecks between 2004 and 2008, the Justice Department and IRS announced today.

According to court documents, Eisenhower was the president of CoManage Inc., a computer software development company. From December 2004 through June 2008, Eisenhower failed to pay over to the IRS CoManage’s employees’ withholdings for Social Security, Medicare and federal income taxes. U.S. District Court Judge Ellis set Eisenhower’s trial for Sept. 8, 2010.

An indictment merely alleges that a crime has been committed, and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If convicted, Eisenhower faces a maximum of 75 years in prison and a maximum fine of $150,000.

This case was investigated by IRS Criminal Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Lytle and Tax Division Trial Attorney Caryn Mark are prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

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