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

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Former CFO Of Communications And Power Co. Facing Fraud And Tax Charges

ERIE, Pa. - A resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on charges of mail fraud and tax evasion, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The two-count indictment named Brian M. Quimby, 46, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, while Quimby was employed as CFO of Thayer Power and Communications, he defrauded Key Bank. In addition, Quimby failed to file his income tax return for calendar year 2007.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 35 years in prison, a fine of $1,250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, and the Federal Bureau of 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 14, 2015