Nanticoke Resident Charged with Filing False Federal Tax Return
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.
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