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St. Charles Man Pleads Guilty to False Income Tax Return

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Iowa

DES MOINES, IA - On December 12, 2014, Jay A. Ochanpaugh, of St. Charles, Iowa, and formerly of Ames, Iowa, pled guilty to one count of willfully subscribing to a false income tax return, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. On October 25, 2010, Ochanpaugh made and signed an individual income tax return, Form 1040, for the calendar year 2009, in which Ochanpaugh knowingly and intentionally failed to report all income he had received in 2009.

Sentencing is scheduled for March 20, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at the United States Courthouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Ochanpaugh faces a maximum sentence of three years imprisonment, a fine of up to $100,000 and a term of supervised release of one year.

This investigation was conducted by Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, and this case is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Updated April 13, 2015