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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Philadelphia Foreclosure Attorney Charged With Federal Tax Fraud

Drew Alia, 40, a Philadelphia attorney, was charged today in a Criminal Information[1]  with willfully failing to file federal income tax returns announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  

According to the Information, Drew Alia, was who licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania during the period of 2010 through 2013, operated a home mortgage rescue service which offered professional services to home owners who were facing a mortgage foreclosure by obtaining financing to prevent a foreclosure on the home owner’s mortgage.  For these services, Drew Alia received fees which he failed to report as gross income on federal income tax returns that he was required, by law, to file for tax years 2010 through 2013.

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence 4 years, a fine of $400,000 and a special assessment of $100.00.

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation Division and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Floyd J. Miller.

 

[1] An Information, Indictment or Criminal Complaint is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Tax
Updated July 21, 2016