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Man sentenced for tax evasion for funds from Krzyzaniak scam

September 17, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier today in federal court, a Twin Cities-area man was sentenced for failing to file taxes, knowing that his income was obtained from a $20-million investment scam. United States District Court Chief Judge Michael J. Davis sentenced Harry Michael Quinn to two years of probation, restitution of $20,331, and 200 hours of community service on two counts of failure to file a tax return. Quinn, who was charged on April 5, 2012, pleaded guilty on May 15, 2012.

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.

This case was the result of an investigation by the IRS-Criminal Investigation Division, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. It was 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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