Ebensurg Woman Admits Assisting a Co-Conspirator Conceal Money from IRS
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Ebensburg, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
Roxanne Lamer, 46, 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, Lamer 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 Aug. 9, 2013, at 10:30 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 and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Lamer.
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