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

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.

Updated April 16, 2018