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

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Tax Evader Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison

PITTSBURGH - Thomas D. Tuka has been sentenced in federal court to 30 months in prison on his conviction of income tax evasion and failure to file tax returns, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Terrence F. McVerry imposed the sentence.

According to information presented to the court, Tuka failed to file taxes and evaded income tax on more than $480,000 in taxable disability income he received during the period from 2003 - 2008.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge McVerry stated that Mr. Tuka had previously served honorably in the military but [in these actions] "thumbed his nose at those serving today and all those who pay their taxes."

Assistant United States Attorney Leo M. Dillon prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Tuka.

Updated July 14, 2015