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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Alabama Woman Assisted Co-Conspirator In Tax Evasion Scheme

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Florala, Al., pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Linda Reed, 69, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, from June 9, 2007, to April 15, 2008, Reed conspired with others to defraud the United States by assisting a co-conspirator in concealing money from the Internal Revenue Service in order for the co-conspirator to avoid paying income tax.

Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for April 1, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 5 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie L. Haines is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Reed.

Updated July 14, 2015