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Residential Care, Inc. CEO Pleads Guilty For Failing To File Income Tax Return

January 20, 2012

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Allegheny County, Pa., 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.

Maureen Dugan pleaded guilty yesterday to one count before United States District Judge Mark Hornak.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on or before Sept. 15, 2006, Dugan, formerly the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Dugan's Residential Care, Inc., located in Cheswick, Pa., failed to file a corporate income tax return (Form 1120) for the calendar year 2005, as required by law, resulting in a tax loss to the Internal Revenue Service of $128,706.00. Dugan further accepted responsibility for failing to file corporate and personal income tax returns for each of the years 2003 through 2006.

Judge Hornak scheduled sentencing for May 18, 2012, at 9:30 a.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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