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Swiftwater Man Sentenced To Six Months’ Imprisonment For Tax Evasion

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

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that James Famularo, age 61, of Swiftwater, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on April 2, 2019, by United States District Court Judge James M. Munley to six months’ imprisonment to be followed by six months home detention, as well as a two-year term of supervised release, for income tax evasion spanning tax years 2012 through 2015. 

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Famularo failed to report a total of $646,663.40 in income between tax years 2012 and 2015, and filed false Form 1040 Individual Income Tax Returns for each of tax years 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 resulting in a loss of $196,119 to the IRS.  On November 26, 2018, Famularo pleaded guilty to a felony count of Income Tax Evasion that covered all four years of misconduct.

Judge Munley also ordered Famularo to pay restitution to the IRS of $196,119.

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Phillip J. Caraballo and Jeffery St. John prosecuted the case.


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Updated April 5, 2019