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Residential Care Facility VP Pleads Guilty To Failing To File A Corporate Tax Return

October 26 , 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A former residential care facility official pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of willfully failing to file an income tax return, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

William J. Dugan, Jr., pleaded guilty to a one-count information before United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on or before Sept. 15, 2006, Dugan, formerly the Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer of Dugan's Residential Care, Inc., a business which operated six residential care facilities for mentally handicapped adults in Allegheny and Butler Counties, and based in Cheswick, Pa., failed to file a corporate income tax return for the calendar year 2005, as required by law, resulting in a tax loss to the Internal Revenue Service of $128,706.00.

Judge Conti scheduled sentencing for Feb. 24, 2012, at 2:30 p.m.  The law provides for a total sentence of one year in prison, a fine of $100,000, 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.

Assistant United States Attorney Carolyn J. Bloch is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Internal Revenue Service conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Dugan.

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