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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 1, 2019

Pittsburgh Man Prepared False Tax Returns for Filers

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Allegheny County has pleaded guilty in federal court on charges of aiding or assisting in the preparation or filing of false federal income tax returns, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Eduardo Cardona, 39, of Pittsburgh, PA pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer.

In connection with the guilty plea, Cardona prepared false federal income tax returns for other persons that included false Schedule C information, and which requested a false refund for the tax filer.

Judge Fischer scheduled the sentencing for September 6, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. The law provides for a total sentence of three years’ imprisonment, a fine of $250,000.00 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 Gregory C. Melucci is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation that lead to the prosecution of Eduardo Cardona.

Topic(s): 
Tax
Updated April 3, 2019