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Operator of Medical Hair Transplant Ordered to Pay More than $173,000 in Back Taxes and Penalties and Placed on Six Months Home Confinement for Tax Evasion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2012

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced that the operator of Medical Hair Transplant in Dickson City was sentenced today to pay back taxes and penalties of $173,019, pay a fine of $5,000, and placed on six months of electrically-monitored home confinement for under-reporting her income on federal tax forms for a three-year time period. The six months of home confinement is part of a one-year probationary sentence imposed by Senior U.S. District Court Judge A. Richard Caputo.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Dawn Albert, age 49, of Dunmore, Pennsylvania, previously pleaded guilty to income tax evasion. Albert admitted to under-reporting more than $80,000 of income for 2005, 2006, and 2007.

     Albert’s prosecution resulted from an investigation by IRS criminal investigators. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in September 2011 filed an Information charging Albert with income tax evasion.

     Judge Caputo also ordered Albert to pay a special assessment of $100.

     The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa.


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