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Spatara Painting Proprietor Sentenced to Probation, with Fines and Community Service, for Filing False Tax Returns

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

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Mercer County, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to two years of probation, a $5,000 fine and 500 hours of community service on his conviction of filing a false tax return, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed sentence on Daniel A. Spatara.

In connection with sentencing, the court was advised that Spatara willfully made and subscribed to a false 2012 1040 tax return in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7206(1). He accepted responsibility for also filing false tax returns for years 2010, 2011 and 2013.

According to information provided during the sentencing hearing, Spatara was the sole proprietor of Spatara Painting. Spatara filed false 1040 tax returns for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 in that he failed to report all of the gross receipts of Spatara painting. The total tax loss was $49,643.

Assistant United States Attorney Mary McKeen Houghton prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Spatara.

Updated September 12, 2018