Bethlehem Man Charged With Tax Evasion
Robert McAndrew, Jr., 51, of Bethlehem, PA was charged today by Information with numerous counts of tax evasion, announced Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen. The Information charges that the defendant operated a company called NEPA Payroll Services, and that numerous businesses retained NEPA to handle the processing of the payroll and payroll taxes for their employees. It further alleges that these NEPA clients remitted to the defendant’s company the amounts necessary to pay the payroll taxes, but the defendant did not pay all of those funds over the IRS, and instead filed false paperwork with the IRS and used some of the clients’ money – including over $3.7 million from one client -- for his own purposes.
If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 105 years imprisonment and fines totaling over $5 million.
The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bea L. Witzleben.