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Tax Charges Filed Against Former Traffic Court Judge

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

PHILADELPHIA - Michael Sullivan, 51, of Philadelphia, was charged in a criminal information, filed today, with one count of failure to report and pay payroll taxes, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  The charges relate to Sullivan’s failure 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.


If convicted, Sullivan faces a maximum possible sentence of one year imprisonment, one year supervised release, a $25,000 fine, 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.


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

Updated February 4, 2016