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Operator of Lackawanna County Business Charged with Tax Evasion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 2, 2011

     The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 49-year-old Dunmore resident was charged today with tax evasion for allegedly under-reporting income on federal tax returns for tax years 2005, 2006, and 2007.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, his office filed a criminal Information against Dawn Albert of Dunmore, an owner/operator of Medical Hair Transplants, located in Dickson City, Pennsylvania. The information alleges that Albert under-reported more than $80,000 of income during 2005 through 2007.

     The charge against Albert stems from an investigation by Special Agents of the Internal Revenue Service's Criminal Investigative Section.

     U.S. Attorney Smith noted that if Albert is convicted of the charge, she faces up to five years in prison; a $250,000 fine; and up to three years of supervised release.

     U.S. Attorney Smith noted that the case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa.

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