The owner of Morgantown's Secure US pleaded guilty to a federal income tax evasion Friday.
Mitch Brozik pleaded guilty to a federal information charging him for a corrupt endeavor to obstruct or impede the administration of internal revenue laws. Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Cogar said Brozik filed fraudulent income tax returns for tax years 2005 through 2009, provided false information to IRS special agents about his personal tax returns, concealed a Secure US bank account that was used for Brozik's personal expenses, and provided false information about his personal accounts.
U.S. Magistrate John Kaull accepted the plea and ordered a pre-sentence investigation report. Judge Kaull forwarded his ruling to U.S. District Judge Irene Keeley, where Brozik will be sentenced in 6 to 8 weeks.
Brozik faces up to three years in prison and as much as a $5,000 fine. Federal investigators allege that Brozik owes nearly $200,000 in taxes while he argues that the actual amount is much less. If an amount cannot be agreed upon, Judge Keeley will decide at Brozik's sentencing.
This criminal case does not include restitution, which could result in a separate civil case filed by the Internal Revenue Service.