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Nanticoke Resident Charged with Filing False Federal Tax Return

April 10, 2012

     The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced the filing of a Criminal Information against Deborah Rentko, of Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, charging her with filing a false federal income tax return.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, the Information charges that in March 2008 Rentko filed a tax return for calendar year 2007 which materially and falsely under-represented her income.

     If convicted, the maximum penalty for the offense is three years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000 and a maximum of three years of supervised release.

     The investigation was conducted by the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation. Prosecution has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Lorna N. Graham.


An Indictment or Information is not evidence of guilt but simply a description of the charge made by the Grand Jury and/or United States Attorney against a defendant. A charged Defendant is presumed innocent until a jury returns a unanimous finding that the United States has proven the defendant's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt or until the defendant has pled guilty to the charges.

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