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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 30, 2014

Easley Dentist Pleads Guilty to Failing to Pay Over Employment Taxes

Contact Person: Will Lucius (864) 282-2100

Columbia, South Carolina -----United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that DANIEL PASUI, age 43, of Easley, South Carolina, pled guilty today in federal court in Anderson, to eight counts of failing to pay over to the Internal Revenue Service taxes that had been withheld from employees of his dental practice as well the practice’s share of FICA contributions, each a violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7202. Senior United States District Judge G. Ross Anderson, Jr. accepted the plea and will impose sentence after he has reviewed a presentence report which will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.

Had the case gone to trial, the Government was prepared to show that during eight quarters between March 2009 and June 2011, PASUI collected employment taxes, accounted for the collections on filed returns, but failed to pay over to the Internal Revenue Service a total of approximately $308,781.00.

Mr. Nettles stated the maximum penalty PASUI can receive on each count is a fine of $250,000.00 and/or imprisonment for 5 years, plus a special assessment of $100.00.

The case was investigated by Criminal Investigation agents of the Internal Revenue Service.  Assistant United States Attorney William C. Lucius of the Greenville office handled the case.

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