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

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Tax Charges Filed Against Montgomery County Man

PHILADELPHIA - Francis J. Bass, 61, of Montgomery County, PA was charged today by Information with four counts of subscribing a false federal income tax return, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  According to the Information, Bass willfully failed to report a substantial amount of income on his 2009 through 2012 tax returns.

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 12 years in prison, one year of supervised release, a possible fine, restitution to the IRS, and a $400 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Terri A. Marinari and David J. Ignall.


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

Updated April 13, 2016