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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 16, 2018

Berkeley County man sentenced for filing a false tax return

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Gary Johnson, of Martinsburg, West Virginia was ordered to pay $70,000 in restitution and sentenced today to two years probation for filing a false tax return, First Assistant United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Johnson, age 76, pled guilty to one count of “Filing a False Tax Return” in December 2017. Johnson admitted to filing an Income Tax Return for him and his wife in 2013, willfully understating his income from 9 West Hair Studio by approximately $187,176.02.  

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod J. Douglas prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.  The Internal Revenue Service investigated.  

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.
 

Topic(s): 
Tax
Updated April 16, 2018