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

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Philadelphia Couple Charged With Criminal Tax Offenses

Edward W. Millstein, 54, and Susan P. Halpern, 58, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, were charged today by Indictment1 with criminal tax offenses announced Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen. Millstein and Halpern, who were a married couple, allegedly owe $444,225.53 for the taxable years 2007 through 2011. Millstein was charged with one count of willful attempts to evade tax and two counts of failure to pay taxes, while Halpern was charged with two counts of failure to pay taxes.  If convicted, Millstein faces up to seven years in jail, three years of supervised release, $450,000 in fines, and a $300 special assessment. Halpern faces up to two years in jail, one year of supervised release, $200,000 in fines, and $200 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jason P. Bologna.

Updated April 11, 2017