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Pennsylvania Man Sentenced To One Year In Prison For Failing To File 2004 Tax Return

November 23, 2010

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ A resident of Pennsylvania has been sentenced in federal court to 12 months in prison to be followed by 12 months of supervised release on his conviction of failing to file a tax return, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Gustave Diamond imposed the sentence on Edward Siceloff.

According to information presented to the court, during 2004, Siceloff received income in the amount of approximately $763,926.00 from his sales of corporate stock, but failed to file his income tax return for that year.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Diamond stated that he was imposing the maximum sentence permitted for the offense of conviction because he wanted to deter similar conduct by others who claim that the Internal Revenue Service has no jurisdiction to impose taxes or enforce tax laws.

Assistant United States Attorney Shaun E. Sweeney prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Internal Revenue Service for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Siceloff.

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