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

Monday, December 1, 2014

Blair County Man Sentenced To Probation With Home Detention For Filing False Tax Returns

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Hollidaysburg, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to five years probation, the first 15 months of which must be served by a condition of home confinement, and a $500,000 fine on his conviction of filing false tax returns, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Michael Herman.

According to information presented to the court, Herman filed two individual income tax returns for the calendar years 2007 and 2008, whereby he failed to report $9,873,745 in taxable income, resulting in an underpayment of $655,934 in income tax owed to the United States.

Assistant United States Attorney John J. Valkovci, Jr., prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Internal Revenue Service/Criminal Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Herman.

Updated July 14, 2015