Date: July 26, 2021 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Pittsburgh, PA — A resident of Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 18 months in federal prison followed by one year of supervised release on his conviction of filing false tax returns, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today. United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Gary E. Mills of Dubois, Pennsylvania According to information presented to the court, on April 15, 2015, April 15, 2014, and August 1, 2014, Mills filed false joint tax returns by intentionally under reporting his and his wife's income to the IRS. Previously Mills' now ex-wife had been prosecuted for embezzling more than $12 million dollars from her former employer, Matthews International. She pled guilty to mail fraud, wire fraud, tax evasion and money laundering and was sentenced to 100 months in prison and three years supervised release. Between Gary Mills and his ex-wife they forfeited multiple vehicles, residences, motorcycles, a snow mobile and multiple items of personal property. Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Fischer stated that the evidence presented at trial that established the Mills intentionally filed false income tax returns "was overwhelming." Acting United States Attorney Steve Kaufman commended the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Gary E. Mills.