An Oakmont resident will go to jail for failure to pay almost $1 million in taxes.
Louis Lamanna has been sentenced in federal court to 12 months and
three days imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release on his conviction of three counts of willful failure to pay taxes, according to U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton.
United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Louis Lamanna.
According to information presented to the court, Lamanna willfully failed to pay federal income taxes for tax years 2006, 2007 and 2008, resulting in a total tax loss of $925,145.34.
Instead of paying his tax debt, Lamanna spent substantial sums of money on luxury items to support an extravagant lifestyle.
According to a press release, Schwab took into consideration the serious health problems suffered by Lamanna's wife, but rejected Lamanna's request for probation, stating that probation was not appropriate because the amount of the tax loss was too great.
Assistant United States Attorneys Tonya Sulia Goodman and Nelson P. Cohen prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.