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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Morgantown couple pleads guilty to failure to pay taxes

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Jeffrey D. Dawson, 59, and Katherine M. Dawson, 40, of Morgantown, West Virginia pled guilty to failing to pay $8,505.41 in taxes for their Morgantown business, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

They each pled guilty to one count of “Failure to Pay Over Employment Taxes.” They face up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew R. Cogar prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Internal Revenue Service investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated October 20, 2016