Pittsburgh attorney pleads guilty to two counts of underreporting income tax

By Jon Campisi | Mar 14, 2014

A Western Pennsylvania lawyer has pleaded guilty to federal tax charges.

Zenford A. Mitchell, who resides in Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to charges that he filed false tax returns in April 2008 for the calendar years 2006 and 2007 by deliberately underreporting the income derived from his law practice and from withdrawals from his individual retirement account, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Sentencing has been set for June 30 before U.S. District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose.

Mitchell faces a maximum total sentence of three years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both for each of the two counts against him.

Mitchell had been indicted by a federal grand jury on the tax charges back in early April of last year, according to the office of U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton.

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