PITTSBURGH, PA – A Mercer County resident pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion, United States attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.
Dustin R. Golub, 35, of Hermitage, PA 16148, pleaded guilty before US District Judge W. Scott Hardy.
In connection with the confession of guilt, the court was advised that Golub intentionally failed to report gross receipts of approximately $ 3,791,891.00 from its Penn Ohio Roofing and Siding business for the calendar years 2016, 2017 and 2018. Instead of depositing all of his business receipts into his business accounts, he tried to hide business receipts by splitting them into nine different personal bank accounts, including four personal accounts on behalf of his children. Additionally, the court was advised that, despite multiple warnings, Golub purposely kept its banking operations below $ 10,000 to avoid the bank’s currency transaction reports. The total tax loss for the United States is $ 438,134.00.
Judge Hardy scheduled the sentencing on July 29, 2021. The law provides for a total of five years’ imprisonment, a $ 250,000 fine, or both. According to the federal sentencing guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based on the seriousness of the offense and, if applicable, on the previous history of the accused.
Pending conviction, the court released Golub for a $ 25,000 loan.
United States Assistant Attorney Lee J. Karl is pursuing this case on behalf of the government.
The Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Golub.