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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 5, 2014

Latrobe Woman Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Income Tax Evasion

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Latrobe, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 24 months imprisonment on her conviction of income tax evasion, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Debra J. Feather.

According to information presented to the court, during the years 2007 through 2010, the defendant’s joint federal tax returns were false since they failed to declare substantial income and thus resulted in substantial additional tax owing to the United States.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Schwab stated that like many tax evaders, she came before him with no criminal history. But this was a serious crime since Feather had failed to declare income she had embezzled during the last 12 years of her employment at a law firm where she worked for more than 40 years.

Assistant United States Attorney Leo M. Dillon 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 Feather.

Updated July 14, 2015