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Co-Creator of Medical School Sentenced for Failure to File Tax Returns

November 21, 2012

PITTSBURGH - On November 20, 2012, a resident of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty and was sentenced in federal court to five years probation with six months home detention and 200 hours of community service on his conviction of failure to file tax returns, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on Thomas M. Uhrin, who pleaded guilty to an Information charging him with three counts of wilful failure to file federal tax returns, in violation of Title 26, United State Code, Section 7203. Immediately following his guilty plea, Uhrin agreed to be sentenced by the court.

According to information presented to the court, Uhrin failed to file federal tax returns for tax years 2007, 2008 and 2009 for income he received concerning a medical school he and another person created in 2005 on St. Kitt's Island, called St. Theresa's Medical University. The school came under investigation by the St. Kitt's Ministry of Health, and was closed in 2009.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Uhrin.

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