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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New Hartford Man Indicted For Filing False Tax Returns

RICHARD S. HARTUNIAN, United States Attorney, Northern District of New York announces that a federal grand jury in Syracuse has returned an indictment charging DINO F. TUCCIARONE (56, of New Hartford, NY) with filing false tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”). If found guilty, the defendant faces a statutory maximum sentence of 3 years and a maximum fine of $100,000.00 per count of conviction.

The indictment alleges the defendant filed false Form 1040 tax returns with the IRS for tax years 2007 through 2009. Specifically, the indictment alleges that, under the penalty of perjury, the defendant falsely underreported his income for all three tax years.

The charges and allegations contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

This prosecution resulted from an investigation conducted by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, Syracuse, New York. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ransom P. Reynolds. Further questions may be directed to Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney John Duncan at (315-448-0672).

Updated January 29, 2015