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Man pleads guilty to tax evasion for funds from Krzyzaniak scam

May 15, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier today in federal court, a Twin Cities-area man pleaded guilty to failing to file taxes knowing that his income was obtained from a $20-million investment scam. Harry Michael Quinn pleaded guilty to two counts of failure to file a tax return. Quinn, who was charged on April 5, 2012, entered his plea before United States District Court Chief Judge Michael J. Davis.

In his plea agreement, Quinn admitted that for tax years 2005 and 2006, he failed to file income tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), knowing that $113,665 of his income was given to him by Michael Joseph Krzyzaniak, who orchestrated the investment scheme. In February of 2012, Krzyzaniak was sentenced to 151 months in prison on one count of wire fraud and one count of income tax evasion.

For his crime, Quinn faces a potential maximum penalty of one year in prison on each count. Judge Davis will determine his sentence at a future hearing. This case is the result of an investigation by the IRS-Criminal Investigation Division, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christian S. Wilton.

Per U.S. Department of Justice policy, the U.S. Attorney’s Office is not allowed to provide the age and city of residence for defendants charged in criminal tax cases.

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