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June 23, 2011

A Breese man was charged by a federal grand jury on tax fraud, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Dale Terry Hedberg, 68, of Breese, Ill.-, was charged with four counts of attempting to evade or defeat tax and four counts of willful failure to file a tax return. Hedberg faces a prison sentence of up to five years, a fine of up to $100,000 and three years’ supervised release on each of the evasion charges and up to 1 year imprisonment, a $25,000 fine, and 1 year supervised release on each of the failure to file a tax return charges. The indictment alleges Hedberg owes in excess of $200,000.00 in taxes for the years 2004 through 2007.

The prosecution is part of a project to prosecute and deter federal tax fraud in the Southern District of Illinois. The prosecution in this case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Internal Revenue Service/Criminal Investigations. The prosecution of the case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin F. Burke.

If you suspect or know of an individual or company that is not complying with the tax laws, you may report this activity by contacting the local Internal Revenue Service/Criminal Investigation Office at (618) 622-2160 or by mailing information to: Internal Revenue Service, Fresno, CA 93888.

An indictment is a formal charge against a defendant. Under the law, that charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.



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