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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist

December 14, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Morgantown Resident Sentenced on Tax Charge

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - A36 year old Morgantown, West Virginia, resident was sentenced on December 13, 2011, in United States District Court in Clarksburg by Judge Irene M. Keeley.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that ROBERT L. LIGHTNER was sentenced to 5 years probation, with the first eight months of his probation to be served under home detention. LIGHTNER was also ordered to make restitution in the amount of $174,342 to the Internal Revenue Service. LIGHTNER entered a plea of guilty on August 30, 2011, to one count of an Indictment charging him with making a false statement on a corporate tax return for the 2004 calendar year, which was filed on March 23, 2007.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert H. McWilliams,
Jr. and was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation Division.

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