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Former Skippack Township Official Sentenced For Tax Fraud

January 4, 2012


PHILADELPHIA - Mark G. Marino, 41, of Collegeville, PA, was sentenced today to 13 months in prison for four counts of filing false income tax returns for 2003 through 2006. Marino, a former member of the Skippack Township Board of Supervisors. Marino pleaded guilty September 21, 2011. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge Eduardo C. Robreno ordered Marino to pay restitution to the IRS in the amount of $76,382, a fine of $3,000 and one year of supervised release. He was ordered to report to prison February 20, 2012.

Marino was a principal with David Kane in a real estate investment company, Kane Core Inc.(“KCI”), and also owned and operated Marino Landscape and Design and Marino Holdings, Inc. Kane was also indicted as were John D. Kane, Gregory M. Kane, and Jamie E.E. Baugher. During 2004, Marino received approximately $48,333 in income from KCI which he did not report on his 2004 income tax return. Marino also had personal bills and obligations paid by both KCI and Marino Landscape & Design from 2003 through 2006, none of which was reported to the government. The payments Marino received included Eagles tickets, gentlemen’s clubs expenditures, golf memberships and expenditures, vacations, a housekeeper, restaurant bills, grocery bills, and credit card expenditures for clothing, jewelry and other personal items.

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul L. Gray.

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