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Somerset County Man Sentenced for Evading Income Taxes

February 4, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Fort Hill, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to six months in prison to be followed by six months home detention with electronic monitoring and three years supervised release on his conviction of income tax evasion, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Leonardus A. Otto.

According to information presented to the court, for the calendar years 2005, 2006 and 2007 Otto filed income tax returns showing a total taxable income of $70,844 with total tax due of $26,467, when in actuality his total taxable income was $488,165 with total tax due of $147,259.

Assistant United States Attorney John J. Valkovci, Jr., prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Internal Revenue Service for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Otto.

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