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

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Former Pennsylvania Charter School Operator Pleads Guilty To Federal Income Tax Fraud

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Dennis Bloom, age 58, of Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty today to tax fraud before U.S. District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani in Scranton.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Bloom was indicted in March 2013 following his failure to report $180,000 in income and evaded approximately $57,813 in taxes.

     Bloom is the former chief executive officer of the Pocono Mountain Charter School and Pastor of Shawnee Tabernacle Church, both in Mount Pocono.

     A sentencing date was scheduled for the week of September 16, 2013.

     The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigations and the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Inspector General. Prosecution is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Lorna N. Graham.

Updated April 17, 2015