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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 4, 2015

Arizona Man Sentenced On Tax Charges

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE:  (716) 843-5817
FAX #:                 (716) 551-3051

ROCHESTER, N.Y.- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Joseph DeRomanis, 39, of Phoenix, Arizona, who was convicted of tax evasion by filing false tax returns, was sentenced to six months home detention and five years probation by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci. The defendant was also ordered to pay restitution totaling $186,284 to the Internal Revenue Service.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who handled the case, stated that DeRomanis filed false tax returns for tax years 2004 through 2007.  The returns resulted in the defendant obtaining fraudulent income tax refunds totaling $132,885.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by Special Agents of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, under the direction of Special Agent-In-Charge Shantelle P. Kitchen.

Updated May 5, 2015