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Berkeley County Business Owners Admit to Tax Fraud

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – The owners of three Inwood, West Virginia businesses have admitted to failing to pay $300,000 in income taxes.

Mark L. Peters, 55, and Aimee Michelle Peters, 52, the owners and operators of Pizza Oven; Dragonfly Health, LLC; and Allied Light and Sound, pled guilty to conspiracy to obstruct or impede the Internal Revenue Service.  According to court documents, Mark and Aimee Peters failed to declare nearly $1.3 million in income to the IRS for four years.

Mark and Aimee Peters each face up to five years in federal prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

As a part of their plea agreements, the defendants agreed to pay $672.286.59, which includes the tax loss, penalties, and interest.

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Eleanor Hurney is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.


Updated May 23, 2024