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Article published February 11, 2013
Gibsonia accountant pleads guilty
PITTSBURGH — A Gibsonia accountant on Monday pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy and violating tax laws in federal court. Martin R. Bujaky, 63, entered his plea before U.S. District Judge Terrence McVerry. According to the office of U.S. Attorney David Hickton of the Department of Justice, Bujaky conspired with others between 2000 and 2007 to harbor illegal aliens working in the hotel housekeeping industry in the Pittsburgh area and in Ohio by knowingly preparing false tax returns on behalf of their employers, which failed to report those wages as income. The taxes lost as a result of the seven-year scheme totaled $3.7 million. Bujaky could face a maximum sentence of 23 years in prison and a $1.5 million fine. The Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Labor conducted the investigation that led to Bujaky’s prosecution.