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June 23, 2014

Spencerport Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Charge

BUFFALO, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Jay Chapman, 47, of Spencerport, N.Y., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer, to filing a false income tax return. The charge carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison, a $100,000 fine or both.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Bradley E. Tyler, who is handling the case, stated that in 2007, the defendant filed a personal income tax return but failed to report business income in the amount of $118,971.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, under the direction of Shantelle P. Kitchen, Acting Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Office.

Sentencing is scheduled for September 17, 2014 before Judge Larimer.

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