Harrisburg Men Charged With Failing To Pay Employment Taxes

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HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Huong Van Thai, age 60, and Tim Duong, age 51, both of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, were indicted on October 5, 2022, by a federal grand jury for conspiring to defraud the United States by failing to withhold and pay employment taxes, as well as other related offenses. The case was unsealed following the arrest of Thai and Duong.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the indictment alleges that Thai and Duong owned BCS, Inc., a company located in Harrisburg that provided temporary workers to other businesses.  The indictment further alleges that Thai and Duong avoided their responsibility to withhold and pay employment taxes by often paying employees in cash and submitting false forms to the Internal Revenue Service.

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The case was investigated by the internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carlo D. Marchioli is prosecuting the case.

The maximum penalty under federal law for these offenses is five years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

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