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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 12, 2016

Somerset County Men Sentenced for Conspiring to Obstruct the IRS

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - Three residents of Rockwood, Pa., were sentenced in federal court in Pittsburgh to a charge of conspiracy, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced. George R. Beener; Kerry Beener and Kevin Beener each were sentenced to five years’ probation, the first three months of which must be served as home confinement. After completing home confinement, each was ordered to serve a term of nine months’ home detention. George R. Beener was ordered to pay a fine of $50,000, and Kerry and Kevin Beener were ordered to pay fines of $10,000 each.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentences on George R. Beener, Kerry Beener, and Kevin Beener.

According to information presented to the court, between March 2010 and February 2016, George R. Beener, Kerry Beener and Kevin Beener engaged in a conspiracy to impair, impede, and obstruct the functions of the Internal Revenue Service in the computation, assessment, and collection of income tax.

Assistant United States Attorney John J. Valkovci, Jr., prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song commended the Internal Revenue Service/Criminal Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of the Beeners.

Updated December 19, 2016