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

Monday, September 12, 2011

Daleville Man Sentenced On Tax Charges

Joseph Jay Mayo Sr. Admits To Social Security Fraud, Submitting False Tax Returns

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA -- A 53-year-old Daleville man, who admitted in May 2011 to submitting tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service that were false and committing Social Security Fraud, was sentenced this morning in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke.

Rev. Joseph Jay Mayo Sr., 53, previously waived his right to be indicted and pled guilty to a two-count Information charging him with one count of willfully making and subscribing a return, statement or other documents that contain information he knew was not true and correct for tax year 2004 and one count of stealing more than $1,000 of Social Security Administration monies to which he was not entitled.

This morning, Mayo was sentenced to eight months of federal incarceration and eight months of home confinement. He was also ordered to pay $106,157 in restitution to the Social Security Administration, due within 60 days of today, and a fine of $5,000.

“It is the duty of every American to pay his or her fair share of federal tax,” United States Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy said today. “When individuals like Mr. Mayo attempt to avoid that important shared responsibility, we will respond swiftly and certainly.”

Mayo has admitted he submitted false tax returns for tax year 2004 by failing to disclose the operation of his business activity, the gross receipts of sales he derived therefrom and the income from his business activity. In addition, the defendant admitted that he failed to report income earned to the Social Security Administration and as a result received approximately $106,157 in benefits to which he was not entitled.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Social Security Administration and the Internal Revenue Service. Assistant United States Attorneys Charlene Day and C. Patrick Hogeboom III are prosecuting the case for the United States.

Updated April 14, 2015