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

Monday, December 2, 2013

Knoxville Attorney Pleads Guilty To Federal Tax Offense

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Johnny V. Dunaway, 65, of Knoxville, Tenn., pleaded guilty on Dec. 2, 2013, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Knoxville, to filing a false tax return. Sentencing has been set for 11:00 a.m., Apr. 23, 2014, in U.S. District Court in Knoxville.

Dunaway faces a term of three years in prison. In addition, he may be ordered to pay restitution to the Internal Revenue Service for unpaid taxes.

According to a one-count information filed by the U.S. Attorney in October 2013, Dunaway submitted a false tax return for the 2008 tax year. In conjunction with his guilty plea, Dunaway admitted that his 2008 return failed to declare truthfully the business income that he had received from his law practice.

This conviction is the result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank M. Dale, Jr. represented the United States.

Updated March 18, 2015