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Pittsburgh Business Owner Indicted on Tax Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, PA- One resident of Pittsburgh, PA, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on tax charges, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

The 16-count Indictment named Shelley L. Fant, 52, of Pittsburgh, PA 15238, as the sole defendant.

According to Indictment, from in and around 2016 through in and around 2018, Fant, president and owner of FCG Solutions, Inc., both failed to collect and to pay over FICA taxes to the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7202, and also failed to file personal income tax returns, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7203.

The law provides for a total sentence, for each count, of not more than 64 years imprisonment, a fine of not more than $3,050,000, and a special assessment of $100.00 for the 7202 counts and $25.00 for each count of 7203. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci 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.

Updated May 26, 2021

Topic
Tax