Scranton man charged with tax evasion


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Date: April 14, 2022


SCRANTON — The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Ronald Halko of Scranton, Pennsylvania, was indicted on April 12, 2022, by a federal grand jury for tax evasion.

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, the indictment alleges that Halko attempted to evade payment of Trust Fund Recovery Penalty (TFRP) taxes (the collecting of employment taxes by the IRS from the owners or corporate officers of a business that has failed to pay the employment taxes) in the approximate amount of $144,864.43 by concealing sources of income and other assets from the IRS.

The case was investigated by the IRS Criminal Investigation and Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd K. Hinkley is prosecuting the case.

The maximum penalty under federal law for these offenses is five years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. 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.

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