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Business Owner Admits Using False Income Amounts to Understate Personal Tax Liabilities

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

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

William H. Julius pleaded guilty to one count before Senior United States District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that, as the owner of Materials Design Evaluation, Inc., Julius falsified company records by understating receipts and inflating business expenses, and then conveyed these false numbers to the person who prepared his corporate tax returns.  Julius then used the false business income amounts in preparing his own fraudulent personal tax return Forms 1040, for 2008-2010, wherein he understated his tax liability by a total of $121,046.

Judge Ambrose scheduled sentencing for April 14, 2016 at 10 a.m. The law provides for a total sentence of 5 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 the defendant on an unsecured $25,000 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 Julius.

Updated February 4, 2016