Philadelphia attorney charged with mail fraud and tax evasion

 

Date: March 31, 2021

Contact: newsroom@ci.irs.gov

Scranton — The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Jonathan Olivetti of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged by criminal information on March 30, 2021, with mail fraud and tax evasion.

According to Acting United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, the information alleges that Olivetti, a licensed attorney, stole approximately $91,991.28 from an estate that he represented. The information also alleges that between November 9, 2015 and July 15, 2020, Olivetti attempted to evade paying his taxes by hiding funds and providing false information to an Internal Revenue Officer.

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

Criminal Informations 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.

The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is 25 years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant's educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.