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

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

IceoPlex Owner Charged With Tax Violations

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of tax violations, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The 11-count indictment, returned on July 29, named Steven J Lynch, 59, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, between 2004-2011, Lynch impeded collection of payroll taxes under the Internal Revenue Code in connection with the operation of the IceoPlex at Southpointe, located in Canonsburg, Washington County. The indictment alleges that payroll taxes were underpaid by various business entities controlled by Lynch in the total amount of approximately $1 million during the years 2008-2010.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 53 years in prison, a fine of $2,750,000 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 James Y. Garrett is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, Special Agent Paul Bauer 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