Husband and Wife at Different Stages of Tax Case
An indictment was unsealed today charging Paul Michael Whitman, 51, of Birdsboro, PA, with one count of attempting to interfere with administration of Internal Revenue Service and 12 counts of filing false claims against the United States, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. Whitman’s wife, Candace, who was charged separately, pleaded guilty January 5, 2012 to one count of filing a false tax return. She was sentenced today to 30 months probation.
If convicted of all counts, Paul Michael Whitman faces a possible sentencing guideline range of 37 to 63 months in prison, three years of supervised release, a fine of up to $3.25 million, and a $1,300 special assessment.
Both cases were investigated by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division and are being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael S. Lowe.
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