State College man sentenced to 15 months’ imprisonment for failure to pay over one million dollars in employment taxes

 

Date: April 22, 2022

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The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Scott Lykens, of State College, Pennsylvania, was sentenced yesterday to 15 months' imprisonment by Chief District Court Judge Matthew W. Brann for a criminal tax violation. Chief Judge Brann also ordered Lykens to pay restitution to the IRS in the amount of $1,044,796.

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, Lykens previously entered a guilty plea in December 2021, to failure to pay over employment taxes. Lykens was the owner of a medical billing company, Keystone Medical Management Systems, doing business in Centre County, Pennsylvania. From 2010 through 2019, Lykens collected tax withholdings, including federal income taxes, Medicare, and Social Security taxes, from his employees but did not remit them to the Internal Revenue Service for a total tax loss of $1,044,796.

This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division. Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey W. MacArthur is prosecuting the case.