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Aliquippa attorney guilty of tax evasion
A federal court jury yesterday convicted Aliquippa attorney John A. Havey on three counts of income tax evasion.Havey
failed to pay almost $206,000 in taxes he
owed for 1993, '94 and '95.During that time, his highest-profile job was as solicitor for the Aliquippa School District.
The jury of nine women and three men deliberated less than four hours.Havey, 58, will be sentenced May 6 in Pittsburgh by Chief U.S. District Judge Donetta Ambrose.
...Havey worked as solicitor for the Aliquippa schools for three decades until his indictment in 2003.He also was solicitor for the South Side Area School District and Aliquippa Water Authority.
Lawyer sentenced - PittsburghLIVE.com
John A. Havey, 60, of Hopewell, was sentenced to 21 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose, who said it was difficult to sentence a fellow attorney but that jail time was necessary to show others that income tax evasion is a serious crime.
...Havey is the former solicitor of the Aliquippa and South Side Area school districts and the Aliquippa Water Authority, all in Beaver County.He also was the girls' soccer coach at Hopewell Senior High School.He
was convicted by a jury in February 2005 of three counts of income tax fraud for failing to report $548,719 in income from 1993 through 1995. Havey
might have been habitually lax when it came to filing his
tax returns and paying what he
owed the Internal Revenue Service
, but he
enjoys a golden reputation among many in Beaver County because of his
"A lot of kids, students, are better off because of Mr. Havey
," said his attorney, William Kaczynski.
Helping with school musicals and fundraisers at B.F. Jones Memorial Library in Aliquippa
worked tirelessly in the community, friends and relatives told Ambrose.
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Former solicitor faces trial for tax evasion - PittsburghLIVE.com
John Havey, 59, the former solicitor for the Aliquippa School District, the South Side Area School District and the Aliquippa Water Authority, all in Beaver County, is charged with three counts of income tax evasion. Havey, of Aliquippa, resigned as solicitor for the three agencies after the tax evasion investigation became public.
West said that Havey
filed 1993, 1994 and 1995 tax returns in 1997.
, who is representing himself, told the jurors his
tax returns were late because he
was fighting a foreclosure on his
home in the early 1990s and got bogged down with his
duties as coach for a girl's youth soccer team. Havey
income tax returns were incorrect, but planned to file amended returns eventually.Havey
filed incorrect returns because the IRS
was threatening to padlock his
law firm if he
didn't get the returns filed. Havey
told an IRS official he
planned to amend the returns, but the official told him the matter was now a criminal case and that he
could not do so. Havey
told jurors that he
had too much to lose to try to cheat the government, and had always planned to file an amended return.
"I would not jeopardize my family, my career and my freedom on such a boneheaded move," Havey
Beaver County Times/Allegheny Times
"There's an effort being made to get answers," said Aliquippa Solicitor John Havey."The question is: Does anybody know the answers?"