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Former Traffic Court Judge Gets Prison Term For Tax Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA - Michael Sullivan, 51, of Philadelphia, was sentenced today to 10 months in prison for one count of failure to report and pay payroll taxes.  Sullivan had failed to report and pay payroll taxes for employees of the Fireside Tavern, South Marshall Street, Philadelphia. Sullivan was an owner and operator of the Tavern.  Sullivan was a judge for the former Philadelphia Traffic Court.


Sullivan pleaded guilty to the charge on October 20, 2015.  In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge Eduardo Robreno ordered restitution in the amount of $58,314, one year of supervised release, and a $25 special assessment.


The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul L. Gray.

Updated April 6, 2016