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Federal Jury Finds DuBois Man Guilty Of Filing False Joint Tax Returns

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Federal Jury Finds Local Man Guilty of Filing False Joint Tax Returns by Intentionally Under-Reporting Income

Atorney-General-Gavel.jpgPITTSBURGH, Pa. – After deliberating less than three hours, a federal jury of nine men and three women found a DuBois man guilty of three counts of filing false tax returns following a three-week trial, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced on Friday.

Gary E. Mills, of DuBois, was tried before Senior United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer in Pittsburgh, Pa.

“People who lie about their income on their taxes steal from the citizens of western Pennsylvania who work hard and play by the rules,” said U.S. Attorney Brady.

“My office is strongly committed to promoting compliance with federal tax laws, and will draw on all available law enforcement tools to identify, prosecute and punish tax cheats.”

“This guilty verdict confirms that all income is taxable, no matter what the source of the income is,” said Guy Ficco, Special Agent in Charge of IRS-Criminal Investigation.

“The verdict should also be a message to others who may be considering not reporting all of their income and paying their fair share of taxes that they too could face criminal prosecution by doing so. The Special Agents of IRS-CI will continue to investigate and recommend prosecution against those who cheat the tax system and victimize the honest taxpayers.”

The evidence presented at trial established that on April 15, 2015, April 15, 2014, and August 1, 2014, Mills filed false joint tax returns by intentionally under-reporting his and his wife’s income to the IRS.

During the trial, evidence was presented that the Defendant’s wife embezzled $12.9 million from Matthews International from 1999 to 2015. The Defendant’s wife embezzled more than $4 million during the 2012-2014 tax years. The Defendant allegedly believed the monies came from gambling. However, in April 2012, the Defendant received a Notice of Deficiency from an IRS civil audit focused on the 2003-2007 tax years. The Notice of Deficiency informed the Defendant and his wife that he owed more than $930,000 in back taxes, penalties, and interest for the years in question. While litigating and settling this civil audit, the Defendant offset gambling winnings with gambling losses resulting in approximately $100,000 in taxable income for each of 2012, 2013, and 2014 tax years, which resulted in approximately $15,000 in taxes per year. During these years, the Defendant spent approximately $2.7 million dollars, which included a $600,000 yacht, another large recreational boat, various luxury and recreational vehicles, and lavish vacations.

Judge Fischer scheduled sentencing for December 12, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. The law provides for a total sentence of nine years in prison, a fine of $750,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based on the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Shardul Desai prosecuted this case for the government.

Pending sentencing, the court continued Mills on bond.

The Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Mills.                                                                                                                             https://www.explorejeffersonpa.com/federal-jury-finds-dubois-man-guilty-of-filing-false-joint-tax-returns-by-intentionally-under-reporting-his-and-his-wifes-income/

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Well heck it seem a like his wife is the one who should be in the most trouble. She embezzled all that money and was also on the tax return so why is she not in trouble for filing a false return too and is she is prison for taking all that money? That interests me more lol.

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38 minutes ago, Lyndsey33 said:

Well heck it seem a like his wife is the one who should be in the most trouble. She embezzled all that money and was also on the tax return so why is she not in trouble for filing a false return too and is she is prison for taking all that money? That interests me more lol.

Click on the story link and look at all the  Listing of properties and items forfeited as proceeds of stolen money: It is 65 pages long and includes a Treasure Lake home 

 

Woman who stole nearly $13M from Matthews International gets 8-plus years in prison

The Robinson woman who pulled off the largest embezzlement scheme in Western Pennsylvania history, and maybe the entire state, is headed to federal prison for more than eight years.

U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer on Thursday imposed a term of 100 months on Cynthia Mills, 56, who admitted she stole nearly $13 million from North Shore-based Matthews International Corp. over 16 years.

 

https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/09/28/Cynthia-Mills-photo-embezzlement-case-13-million-Matthews-International-sentence-federal-prison/stories/201709280189

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17 minutes ago, jaman said:

Gambling never pays in the end.   if they only filed their tax returns right they might have got away with it.

Matthews International must also be a very profitable enterprise  for them not to notice this money being gone. 

Happens in this area on a smaller scale.

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1 hour ago, Keyser Soze said:

Click on the story link and look at all the  Listing of properties and items forfeited as proceeds of stolen money: It is 65 pages long and includes a Treasure Lake home 

 

Woman who stole nearly $13M from Matthews International gets 8-plus years in prison

The Robinson woman who pulled off the largest embezzlement scheme in Western Pennsylvania history, and maybe the entire state, is headed to federal prison for more than eight years.

U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer on Thursday imposed a term of 100 months on Cynthia Mills, 56, who admitted she stole nearly $13 million from North Shore-based Matthews International Corp. over 16 years.

 

https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/09/28/Cynthia-Mills-photo-embezzlement-case-13-million-Matthews-International-sentence-federal-prison/stories/201709280189

Thanks. Dummy me didn't even notice the link.

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On 7/15/2019 at 8:55 PM, Jeff said:

Well she started in 1999... if she did a average of a million a year... that would be 11 million before 2010. 

Thought she worked for Matthews International, not Reynoldsville Casket.

Regardless Reynoldsville Casket's manufacturing methods were not keeping up with the changing market and were keeping them from being more competitive.  They made a good product but had production costs that were too high to compete with the lower priced manufacturers.  They were in a tough spot and the market was getting tougher every year.  Even Sam's Club offered caskets at one time and we can be sure they didn't come from Reynoldsville or Batesville, or maybe even anywhere in the US.

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