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

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Morgantown man pleads guilty to failure to pay taxes

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA – Brian E. Dawson, 29, of Morgantown, West Virginia, pled guilty in federal court today to failing to pay $123,166.50 in taxes for his Morgantown business, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Dawson pled guilty today to one count of “Willful Failure to Collect and Pay Over Taxes for 2011 Tax Year.”  He faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert H. McWilliams prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Internal Revenue Service investigated.

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

Updated September 13, 2016