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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


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(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Chris Zumpetta-Parr, Public Affairs Specialist


August 29, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Clarksburg Resident Enters Plea to Tax Charges

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 62 year old Clarksburg, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on August 28, 2012, in United States District Court in Clarksburg before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: MICHAEL ECK entered a plea of guilty to Failure to file Tax Returns for the years 2007 and 2008, despite having earned over $200,000 during that time period from a dog breeding business and other sources of income. ECK, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum exposure of 2 years imprisonment and $500,000 fine.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew R. Cogar and was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigations.

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