DuBois, PA – A DuBois man has been sentenced to federal prison after filing false tax returns.

61-year-old Gary Mills from DuBois was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison followed by one year of supervised release.

Mills was convicted with what the federal judge called “overwhelming” evidence.

Evidence showed that Mills had filed false joint tax returns in April 2014, August 2014, and April 2015 which intentionally under reported the income of Mills and his now ex-wife.

Mills’ ex-wife had also previously been prosecuted for embezzling more than $12 million from her former employer, Matthews International, a company which bought out the former Reynoldsville Casket Company. She pleaded guilty to mail fraud, wire fraud, tax evasion, and money laundering. She was sentenced to 100 months in prison and three years supervised release.

Between the two of them, Gary Mills and his ex-wife forfeited multiple vehicles, residences, motorcycles, a snow mobile and multiple items of personal property.

 

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Press release from Justice.gov:

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, 61, of DuBois, PA.

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.