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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Johnstown Man Charged with Filing a False Income Tax Return

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Johnstown, Pa., was indicted by a federal grand jury in Johnstown on charges of filing a false U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The two-count indictment named Anthony A. Masciantonio.

According to the indictment presented to the court, on or about April 15, 2011, Masciantonio, on his U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, Form 1040, stated his taxable income for calendar year 2010 was $206,575, when he then and there well knew and believed his taxable income for calendar year 2010 was $297,147.63. Likewise, on or about April 15, 2012, on his U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, Form 1040, Masciantonio stated his taxable income for calendar year 2011 was $397,099, when he then and there well knew and believed his taxable income for calendar year 2011 was $470,350.02.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 6 years in prison and a fine of $500,000 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 Stephanie L. Haines is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Internal Revenue Service Criminal 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.

Topic(s): 
Tax
Updated April 7, 2017