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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Central District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Springfield Businessman Charged With Filing False Income Tax Returns

Springfield, Ill. – A federal grand jury has charged a Springfield, Ill., man who does business as ‘The Granite Guy,’ George J. “Jerzy” Jaworski, with four counts of filing false income tax returns for the calendar years 2005 through 2008.

The indictment, returned late yesterday, alleges that Jaworski filed false income tax returns for himself and his wife that substantially understated receipts from ‘The Granite Guy,’ by at least $300,000 in 2005; at least $250,000 in 2006; more than $100,000 in 2007; and, at least $75,000 in 2008.

The charges are the result of an investigation by Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick D. Hansen.

The U.S. Clerk of the Court will issue a summons for Jaworski to appear in federal court in Springfield for arraignment.

If convicted, each count of filing a false tax return carries a statutory penalty of up to three years in prison.

Members of the public are reminded that an indictment is merely an accusation; the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.


Updated June 22, 2015