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May 6, 2011

Ronald E. Manis, 58, of Carbondale, Ill.-, has plead guilty on May 6, 2011, to four counts of Failure to File Federal Income Tax Returns, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Manis was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury on March 18, 2011, following an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division. The charges carry a total maximum statutory penalty of up to four years imprisonment, a fine of up to $400,000, one year supervised release and restitution. Sentencing is set for August 8, 2011.

The Indictment charged that Manis was the sole proprietor of a tax preparation and accounting firm called Ronald E. Manis, C.P.A. and prepared approximately 1,500 to 2,000 tax returns for clients annually. The Indictment further alleged that during the tax years 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006 Manis received significant income for work done in preparing income tax returns, payroll tax returns and sales tax returns for clients, however he failed to file his own federal income tax returns.

The prosecution of the case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Norman R. Smith.

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.



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