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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 6, 2018

Dauphin County Woman Charged With Tax Evasion

HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Diane M. Fabian, age 67, of Middletown, Pennsylvania, was charged in a criminal information on July 5, 2018, with tax evasion.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, the information alleges that from 2011 through 2015, Fabian filed tax returns that understated her income resulting in a total tax due and owing to the United States of $45,100.

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carlo D. Marchioli is prosecuting the case.

Criminal informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is imprisonment for five years, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant's educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.

 

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Topic(s): 
Tax
Updated July 6, 2018