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

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Latrobe Woman Charged With Income Tax Evasion

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Latrobe, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of income tax evasion, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The four-count indictment named Debra J. Feather as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, during the years 2007 through 2010, the defendant’s joint federal tax returns were false since they failed to declare substantial income and thus resulted in substantial additional tax owing to the United States.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence, at each count, of five 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 Leo M. Dillon is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated July 14, 2015