Grand Jury Charges Man With Filing False Tax Return, Failing To File Income Tax Returns
PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ Robert L. Williams has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh, Pa., on a charge of filing a false income tax return and on charges of failing to file income tax returns, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The three-count indictment named Robert L. Williams.
According to indictment presented to the Court, the defendant falsely reported a net loss on a Schedule C for the Law Office of Robert L. Williams for the 2004 calender year. For the 2005 and 2006 calender years, the indictment alleges that the defendant failed to file income tax returns.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of five years in prison, a fine of $450,000, 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.
Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment or information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.