Former State Employee Gets Prison Sentence


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 12, 2000

Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr., and State Comptroller William Donald Schaefer announced today that the former Chief of Computer Operations for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Robert J. McGlone, was sentenced to three years imprisonment after pleading guilty to one count of willfully filing a false Maryland tax return and one count of felony theft.

According to the statement of facts entered into the record, McGlore filed false state and federal income tax returns for 1992, 1993 and 1997. McGlone, 51, 9900 block of Tuscarora Rd. in Randallstown, filed his 1992, 1993 and 1997 Maryland and federal income tax returns by altering his W-2 forms. The forms were changed to report higher amounts, which generated larger refunds than McGlone was actually due. The total theft amount was approximately $25,800.

"Tax evasion in any form is a serious offense," said Attorney General Curran, "and will catch up with the offender in a matter of time."

Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge Robert E. Cadigan sentenced McGlone to three years imprisonment but suspended all but six months of McGlone’s sentence, which will be served through home detention. McGlone will be placed on five years probation at the completion of his sentence and was ordered to pay restitution during that period.


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