New Port Richey Man Charged with Failure to File a Tax Return
Tampa, Florida - United States Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces the filing of a criminal information charging Edward Bartek (43, New Port Richey) with one count of failure to file a federal income tax return. He faces a maximum penalty of one year in federal prison and a fine of$100,000.
According to the information, during calendar year 2007, Bartek received gross income of approximately $158,263 and willfully failed to timely file a United States Individual Income Tax return.
"With the tax filing deadline looming, Americans who file accurate, honest and timely returns can be assured that the government will hold accountable those who don't," stated Linda J. Osuna, Special Agent in Charge of the Tampa field office of IRS- Criminal Investigation.
An Information is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of the federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert Mosakowski.