PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Western Pennsylvania has been sentenced in federal court to one day incarceration and one year probation, including eight months home confinement, and restitution in the amount of $47,378 payable to the Internal Revenue Service on her conviction of filing false income tax returns, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
Senior United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Tina Gordon of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
According to information presented to the court, Gordon filed two false tax returns for calendar years 2010 and 2011, which were verified by written declarations that Gordon knew were false. In the 2010 tax return, Gordon falsely stated that her "other income" (line 21 of Form 1040) was $13,250, whereas, as she then and there well knew her "other income" was in fact much greater, an amount of approximately $69,076 (approximately $55,826 of unreported "other income"). In the 2011 tax return, Gordon falsely stated that her "other income" (line 21 of Form 1040) was $1,856,252 (identified elsewhere in her return as "gambling winnings"), whereas, as she then and there well knew, her "other income" was in fact much greater, an amount of approximately $1,996,226 ("approximately $139,974 of unreported "other income").
United States Attorney Brady commended the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Tina Gordon.