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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Bucks County Man Pleads Guilty To Tax Charges

Benjamin Lomas, 46, of New Hope, PA, plead guilty today to an Information charging evasion of payment of tax, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  According to the information, Lomas willfully attempted to evade the full amount of income tax he owed for calendar years 2009 through 2012 by filing false information with the IRS and diverting money from his business for personal expenses.

If convicted, the defendant faces a statutory maximum sentence of five years in prison, a fine, a $100 special assessment, and up to three years of supervised release.

The case was investigated by IRS Criminal Investigations and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tomika N.S. Patterson.

An Information is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Financial Fraud
Updated September 13, 2016