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Consultant Admits Failing To File Tax Returns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14 , 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Allegheny County pleaded guilty in federal court to failing to file her income tax returns, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Lois Joyce Evans pleaded guilty to three counts before United States District Judge Terrence F. McVerry.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that  Evans failed to file her 1040 tax returns for tax years 2005 through 2007. Evans also took responsibility for failing to file her tax return in 2004. During that time Evans worked for a large accounting firm as a consultant regarding information technology earning approximately $400,00 per year.  The total tax loss for 2004-2007 was $344,891.

Judge McVerry scheduled sentencing for April 13, 2012.  The law provides for a total sentence of 3 years in prison, a fine of $300,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Pending sentencing, the court released Evans on a $50,000 bond.

Assistant United States Attorney Nelson P. Cohen is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Lois Joyce Evans.

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