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July 11, 2007 - United States Attorney Patrick L. Meehan today announced the return of a nineteen count Indictment* charging Thomas Carbo with conspiracy to defraud the United States, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371, seventeen counts of failing to collect and pay payroll taxes, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7202, and one count of obstruction of justice, in violation of Title, 18 United States Code, Section 1512. The indictment alleges that Carbo paid in excess of $570,000 in cash wages under the table to his paving company employees during 2002 through 2006, and failed to deduct and pay over to the Internal Revenue Service approximately $168,000 in payroll deductions which he should have made on behalf of those employees. The indictment also alleges that Carbo destroyed business records to prevent an investigating grand jury from examining them.


DEFENDANT


ADDRESS


AGE [Date of Birth]

Thomas Carbo
Wayne, PA
40

If convicted of all counts, Carbo faces a maximum sentence of 110 years incarceration, 5 years of supervised release, a maximum $4,750,000 fine, and a $1,900 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorneys Paul L. Gray and Richard J. Zack.


UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
EASTERN DISTRICT, PENNSYLVANIA
Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Contact:
RICH MANIERI
Media Contact
215.861.8525

*An Indictment or Information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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