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Boca Raton Resident Charged with Filing False Tax Returns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2012

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, José A. Gonzalez, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CID), and John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, announced the unsealing of a two count indictment charging defendant Harvey Zitron with filing false tax returns. Zitron had his initial appearance yesterday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry S. Seltzer.

More specifically, the indictment charges that Zitron filed with the IRS United States Individual Income Tax Returns, Forms 1040, for 2004 and 2005, knowing that his total income was greater than the amounts reported, in violation of Title 26 U.S.C. §7206(1).

Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of the IRS-CID and the FBI. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Harry Wallace.

An indictment is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

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