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

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Waunakee Man Charged With Filing False Tax Return

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Uri Fried, 58, Waunakee, Wis., has been charged with filing a false tax return for the tax year 2009.  The charging document alleges that Fried filed a tax return that understated his total 2009 income by more than $1,000,000.     

Fried faces a maximum penalty of three years in federal prison on the charge and is scheduled to plead guilty at 1:00 p.m. on May 22, 2015, before U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson.  Fried has waived his right to indictment by a grand jury and was charged in an Information filed in federal court yesterday.  

In his plea agreement, Fried agreed that his unreported income between 2008 and 2009 was $1,980,035.  Fried also agreed to cooperate with the Internal Revenue Service regarding the payment of all taxes, interest, and penalties due and owing.   

United States Attorney Vaudreuil noted that the charge against Fried is the result of an investigation by IRS Criminal Investigation.  The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O'Shea.

You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Updated July 14, 2015