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

Monday, March 18, 2013

Judge Sentences Tax Evader To Nearly 6 Years In Prison

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 70 months incarceration, three years of supervised release, and $6,000 fine on his conviction of tax evasion, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on Terrance L. Szymanski, of Pittsburgh, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, Szymanski operated a number of businesses in the names of others in order to evade both the payment and assessment of federal income tax. Szymanski's evasion resulted in a total tax loss to the United States of $2,432,161 spanning from 1997 to the present.

Assistant United States Attorney Michael A. Comber 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 Terrance L. Szymanski.

Updated July 14, 2015