FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2003
TDD (202) 514-1888
JOSEPH R. D'ANDREA PLEADS GUILTY TO TAX FRAUD
Federal Judge Sentences Scranton, Pa., Attorney to One Year Probation
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Joseph R. D'Andrea, an attorney from Waverly, Pa., pled guilty last Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania to an information charging him with one count of tax fraud, and was sentenced to one year of probation and six months of home confinement.
The information alleges that D'Andrea willfully under reported the gross receipts of his legal practice during the 1995 tax year.
"The Department of Justice is working with the Internal Revenue Service to identify and prosecute people who commit tax fraud," said Assistant Attorney General O'Connor. "Honest taxpayers pay the price when criminals evade taxes."
D'Andrea was also fined $10,000. This matter was investigated by IRS Criminal Investigation. The prosecution was being handled by David Williams, a trial attorney with the Justice Department's Tax Division.
Additional information about tax fraud schemes to watch out for can be found on the IRS Criminal Investigation website at http://www.ustreas.gov/irs/ci.