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

Monday, December 5, 2016

Carbondale Man Sentenced For Tax Evasion

SCRANTON-The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Thomas Rice, age 65, of Carbondale, Pennsylvania was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Malachy Mannion on December 2, 2016, to 10 months’ home confinement and three years’ probation for evading his mother’s income taxes.

Pursuant to a plea agreement, Rice paid $56,424 in restitution prior to sentencing.

According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Rice had power of attorney for his mother and evaded paying approximately $65,000 in taxes from 2004-2008.

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service. Assistant United States Attorney Evan Gotlob prosecuted the case.


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Updated December 5, 2016