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Jacksonville Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Tax Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that Emell Meda Meda (45, Jacksonville) yesterday pleaded guilty to failure to file federal tax returns or pay federal taxes for two years. He faces a maximum penalty of one year in federal prison for each count. A sentencing date has not yet been set. Meda was indicted on June 26, 2013.

According to the plea agreement, Meda was a resident of Duval County, Florida since at least 2008. During 2008 and 2009 calendar years, Meda received gross income substantially in excess of the minimum amounts legally requiring him to pay federal income taxes. Due to his receipt of this income, Meda was required to file an income tax return with the Internal Revenue Service on or before April 15, 2009 (for taxable year 2008) and on or before April 15, 2010 (for taxable year 2009). Meda willfully failed to file these returns for both calendar years.

This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark B. Devereaux.

Updated January 26, 2015