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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Employer Indicted for Failing to Hand Over Payroll Taxes to IRS

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Hollidaysburg, Pa., was indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of willful failure to remit employment taxes, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The eleven-count indictment named John H. Johnson, 53.

According to the indictment presented to the court, from July 1, 2013 until December 31, 2014, Johnson failed to remit to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) the payroll taxes he collected from his employees at Central Anesthesia and Johnny on the Spot, totaling $710,514 in delinquent payroll taxes due and owing by Johnson to the IRS.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 55 years in prison and a fine of $110,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie L. Haines is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated July 23, 2015