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Pittsburgh Man Charged with Tax Offenses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A Pittsburgh man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of filing false income tax returns, submitting false writing or document to the government and making a false statement to government, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The four-count indictment named Wayne R. Lieberman as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, Lieberman submitted false personal income tax returns to the IRS for the years 2007 and 2008. He also allegedly made false statements to the IRS in matters relating to income tax returns filed for clients of his business as a Tax Return Preparer.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 16 years in prison, a fine of $100,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney James Y. Garrett is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

Special Agents Robert Kickbush of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, and Rob Lasich, TIG/TA, conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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