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Marion Man Charged With Evading Nearly $900,000 In Taxes

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, today announced the filing of an information charging Scott A. Fischer, age 54, of Marion, Ohio, with tax evasion for calendar years 2006 through 2010.

The charges allege that Fischer evaded a total of $899,781.00 in federal income tax.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to each case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

The investigating agency in this case is the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Joseph R. Wilson.

An information is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated March 12, 2015