Philadelphia Woman Admits To Tax Charge
PHILADELPHIA - Cheryl Mobley, 54, of Philadelphia, today entered a plea of nolo contendere to failing to timely file a federal income tax return for 2005 and a guilty plea for failing to file a federal income tax return for 2006. Mobley earned more than $260,000 in income during those years as a consultant for the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) and the Educational Advancement Alliance (EAA). IRS records show that Mobley filed her 2005 return on June 21, 2010, after she was under investigation by federal agents, but did not pay the balance of $23,718 in taxes due for 2005. Mobley never filed a federal income tax return for year 2006 or paid taxes for that year. In total, Mobley failed to report gross income totaling approximately $264,755 for 2005 and 2006, on which there is a total tax due of approximately $52,713.
Mobley will be sentenced on June 25, 2012, and faces a maximum sentence of two years in prison, a maximum one year of supervised release, a $200,000 fine, and a $50 special assessment.
The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul Gray.
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