Man Charged With Evading Taxes
PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ Acting United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar announced today, August 11, 2010, that David P. Alan has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of tax evasion.
The four‑count indictment named Alan as the sole defendant.
According to indictment, Alan filed false joint income tax returns for the calendar years 2001 and 2002, which understated his taxable income and income tax due and owing. Alan is also charged with tax evasion for calendar years 2003 and 2004.
Assistant United States Attorney Paul E. Hull, who presented the case to the grand jury, indicated that the law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
The Internal Revenue Service‑Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.