education consultant sentenced for tax crimes
PHILADELPHIA - Cheryl Mobley, 55, of Philadelphia, was sentenced today to three years probation and four months of home confinement for failing to timely file a federal income tax return for 2005 and 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. She pleaded nolo contendere to that charge on March 20, 2012. Mobley also never filed a federal income tax return for year 2006 or paid taxes for that year. She pleaded guilty to that charge. 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.
In addition to the probationary term, U.S. District Court Judge Joel H. Slomsky ordered restitution to the IRS of $61,491.00, a $3000.00 fine, and a $50 special assessment.
The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul Gray.
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