Cambria County Man Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Defraud the U.S.
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Vintondale, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
Alvin Miller, 60, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.
In connection with the guilty plea, from June 9, 2007, to April 15, 2008, Miller conspired with others to defraud the United States by assisting a co-conspirator in concealing money from the Internal Revenue Service in order for the co-conspirator to avoid paying income tax.
Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for Oct. 10, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 5 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie L. Haines is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Laurel Highlands Resident Agency, the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation and Ebensburg Borough Police Department conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Miller.
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