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Jefferson County man sentenced for filing a false tax return

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Alfredo Amaya Diaz, of Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia, was sentenced today to five years probation for filing a false tax return, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Diaz, age 43, pled guilty to one count of “Filing False Income Tax Return” in April 2018. Diaz admitted to filing a tax return for 2016 that understated his income by more than $178,000, resulting in an unpaid tax of more than $50,000. The crime took place in January 2017 in Jefferson County.

Diaz was also ordered to pay $66,344 in restitution.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod J. Douglas prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation.
U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated October 26, 2018