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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Foli's Place Proprietor Sentenced To Probation With Home Detention For Income Tax Evasion

PITTSBURGH - A resident of North Braddock, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to four years probation, including 12 months of home detention, and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service, on his conviction of income tax evasion, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Gustave Diamond imposed the sentence on Thomas G. Foglia.

According to information presented to the court, 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 $193,518.00.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Diamond stated that a non-jail sentence was appropriate since the tax evasion and defendant’s business were both relatively small, and he had used the latter to raise money for popular causes.

Assistant United States Attorney Leo M. Dillon 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 Foglia.

Updated July 14, 2015