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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Minnesota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 6, 2012

Man Charged With Tax Evasion For Funds From Krzyzaniak Scam

MINNEAPOLIS—Yesterday in federal court, a Twin Cities-area man was charged with
failing to file taxes knowing that his income was obtained from a $20-million investment scam.
Harry Michael Quinn was charged via an Information with two counts of failure to file a tax
return.

Allegedly, for tax years 2005 and 2006, Quinn failed to file income tax returns with the
Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), knowing that $113,665 of his income was given to him by
Michael Joseph Krzyzaniak, who orchestrated the investment scheme. In February of 2012,
Krzyzaniak was sentenced to 151 months in prison on one count of wire fraud and one count of
income tax evasion.

If convicted, Quinn faces a potential maximum penalty of one year in prison on each count.
All sentences will be determined by a federal district court judge. This case is the result of an
investigation by the IRS-Criminal Investigation Division. It is being prosecuted by Assistant
United States Attorney Christian S. Wilton.

A defendant, of course, is presumed innocent until he or she pleads guilty or is proven guilty at trial. Per U.S.
Department of Justice policy, the U.S. Attorney’s Office is not allowed to provide the age and city of residence for
defendants charged in criminal tax cases.

 

 

Updated April 30, 2015