Gibsonia resident sentenced to prison and ordered to pay 2.6 million dollars in restitution for long-term tax evasion


Date: April 11, 2024


A resident of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 24 months of incarceration, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution to the Internal Revenue Service in the amount of $2,613,933.92 on his conviction of tax evasion, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

United States Senior District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Eli M. Zatezalo.

According to information presented to the Court, from October 2009 to January 2022, Zatezalo avoided the payment of outstanding tax liability to the IRS by transferring income into financial accounts of others to avoid IRS collection efforts.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Olshan commended the Internal Revenue Service for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Zatezalo.