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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 8, 2019

Lackawanna County Man Indicted For Tax Evasion

WILLIAMSPORT - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Nicholas Stanley, age  40, of Dalton, Pennsylvania, owner of Nick Stanley Paving, Inc., was indicted on April 2, 2019, for tax evasion and structuring transactions to evade a reporting requirement.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, the indictment alleges that Stanley took affirmative steps to evade the payment of taxes while owing $1,062,312.10 for tax years 2005 to 2011. 

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Alisan V. Martin is prosecuting the case.

Criminal Indictments 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 each offense charged is five years of imprisonment, 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 April 8, 2019