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Thursday, January 21, 2010
Northern Virginia Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Failure to File Tax Return

WASHINGTON - Dallas S. Hale of Reston, Va., pleaded guilty today to willful failure to file a tax return, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced. Hale appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Theresa C. Buchanan in Alexandria, Va.

According to court documents and statements made at the change of plea hearing, Hale owns and operates Dalcorp Advisory Group, a consulting business that helps private businesses secure contracts with the government. Although Hale received $328,440 in income during 2004 as a result of services he rendered through Dalcorp, he failed to timely file a federal income tax return for tax year 2004. The tax loss associated with the charge to which Hale pleaded guilty is $42,770.

Judge Buchanan scheduled Hale’s sentencing for April 27, 2010. Hale faces a maximum sentence of one year in prison and a maximum fine of $100,000.

Acting Assistant Attorney General John A. DiCicco of the Justice Department’s Tax Division thanked the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia for their assistance in the prosecution of the case. Acting Assistant Attorney General DiCicco commended the investigative efforts of the IRS agents involved in the case, as well as Assistant U.S. Attorney Gene Rossi and Tax Division Trial Attorney Tracy Gostyla who are prosecuting the case.

More information about the Justice Department’s Tax Division and its enforcement efforts is available at http://www.usdoj.gov/tax/.

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