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

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Floridian Sentenced to Prison for Hiding Assets from Bankruptcy Court

PITTSBURGH - A Florida resident has been sentenced in federal court to 30 months imprisonment to be followed by a three-year term of supervised release and restitution in the amount of $48,260.00 on his conviction concealment of bankruptcy assets, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Gregory M. Makozy, Sr., 55, of Port St. Lucie, FL.

According to the information presented to the court, the government represented to the court that Makozy concealed assets from the bankruptcy court in a Chapter 7 Petition in bankruptcy filed in 2013 by transferring assets he owned to others, including a 2005 Aston Martin automobile, and real estate located in Butler County, PA.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Office of the United States Trustee, the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation for the successful prosecution of Gregory M. Makozy.

Updated May 12, 2016