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

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Braddock Hills Bar & Grill Owner Pleads Guilty To Income Tax Evasion

PITTSBURGH - A resident of North Braddock, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of income tax evasion, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Thomas G. Foglia pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Gustave Diamond.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that Foglia, the proprietor of Foli’s Place, admitted to keeping two sets of books for the purpose of understating his income on tax returns. This led to a total tax loss, due to false Forms 1040 filed by Foglia for the years 2005 through 2009, of $193,518.

Judge Diamond scheduled sentencing for Feb. 18, 2015 at 11 a.m. The law provides for a total sentence of five years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Pending sentencing, the court released Foglia on bond.

Assistant United States Attorney Leo M. Dillon is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation, conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Foglia.

Updated July 14, 2015