Former Sandusky lawyer Karl Rominger pleads guilty to income tax evasion

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HARRISBURG, Pa. –  Karl E. Rominger, 43, a former attorney in Carlisle, plead guilty today before United States District Court Judge Sylvia H. Rambo in Harrisburg to tax evasion and failure to file a federal tax return. Rominger was previously charged in June.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, in 2012, Rominger attempted to evade federal income taxes due and owing for the calendar years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, all years in which Rominger received taxable income.

Rominger made false statements to agents of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) concerning the location of his business operating accounts, with the intent to evade and defeat the actions of the IRS. Rominger also failed to file a federal income tax return for the calendar year 2012.

Pursuant to a plea agreement, Rominger agreed to pay restitution in the amount of $116,822.

Sentencing is scheduled for next month.  He faces a maximum of six years in federal prison, a probation term and a $125,000 fine.

Rominger who was one of the attorney’s who represented Jerry Sandusky, is also awaiting sentencing after he plead guilty to stealing more than $760,000 from more than a dozen of his former clients.


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