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United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2009                                             PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER                                                                   PHONE: (409) 839-2538   CELL: (409) 553-9881


            PLANO, TX – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 52-year-old Plano, Texas man has pleaded guilty to criminal tax evasion in the Eastern District of Texas.

ROBERT EDWARD MAURO pleaded guilty to willfully evading the payment of federal income tax today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Don D. Bush.

According to information presented in court, Mauro admitted he willfully failed to file a tax return for the 1998 tax year and that he attempted to evade the payment of income taxes for tax years 2000 through 2002.

Mauro faces up to 5 years in federal prison at sentencing.  A sentencing date has not been set.

This case is being investigated by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service's Criminal Investigations Division and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Terri L. Hagan.


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