Operators of veterinary clinic charged with federal tax violations


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Date: January 30, 2020

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SCRANTON — Karin Breitlauch of Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania and Linda Breitlauch of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, were indicted on January 28, 2020, by a federal grand jury on criminal tax charges.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, the indictment alleges that Karin Breitlauch, a veterinarian and owner of Creature Comfort Veterinary Services and Linda Breitlauch, the Comptroller for the veterinary practice, withheld federal taxes from their employees' paychecks but failed to turn the withholdings over to the Internal Revenue Service for tax quarters in 2014-2016.

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jenny P. Roberts is prosecuting the case.

Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.