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April 28, 2014

Man pleads guilty to false tax returns

JOHNSTOWN — A Blair County man pleaded guilty in federal court in Johnstown on Monday to charges of filing false tax returns, U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton said.

Michael Herman, of Hollidaysburg, pleaded guilty to two counts before U.S. District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

Authorities said Herman filed two individual income tax returns for the calendar years 2007 and 2008 failing to report $9,873,745 in taxable income, resulting in an underpayment of $655,934 in income tax.

Herman faces up to six years in prison and a fine of $500,000 when he is sentenced Sept. 30.

The Internal Revenue Service/Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Herman.

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