Penn Valley, Pa. (Gov./YC) – Craig Rosen, 60, of Penn Valley, PA, pled guilty today to four counts of tax evasion, announced United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen.

The charges arose from the defendant’s efforts to evade and defeat the assessment and payment of federal income taxes for the years 2009 through 2012.

In connection with his agreement to plead guilty, the defendant admitted that after 2008, he began to take steps to hide his assets and income, and stopped filing federal tax returns and paying federal income taxes.

Under the plea, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 20 years imprisonment and fines of up to $1 million. Full restitution to the IRS of over $300,000 is also required by the plea.

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bea L. Witzleben.