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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Four Southwestern Pennsylvania Residents Charged with Filing False Federal Income Tax Returns for Others

PITTSBURGH, PA – Four people have been charged in separate, but related, indictments with aiding or assisting in the preparation or filing of false federal income tax returns, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

According to a five-count indictment, Martha B. Vasser of Pittsburgh filed false federal income tax returns for other persons that included false Schedule C information, and which requested a false refund for the tax filer.

Another five-count indictment charges Earlene L. Clancy of Pittsburgh with filing false federal income tax returns for other persons that included false Schedule C information, and which requested a false refund for the tax filer.

A third five-count indictment alleges Quincy K. Denson of Clairton filed false federal income tax returns for other persons that included false Schedule C information, and which requested a false refund for the tax filer.

A fourth five-count indictment charges Daniel K. Hamilton of Arnold, Pennsylvania, with filing false federal income tax returns for other persons that included false Schedule C information, and which requested a false refund for the tax filer.

At each count, the law provides for a total sentence of three years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000.00 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci is prosecuting these cases on behalf of the government.

The Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the indictments in these cases.

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

Topic(s): 
Tax
Updated May 17, 2018