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W.Va. Businessman Charged with Tax Obstruction


A Morgantown businessman has been charged with tax obstruction in federal court.

Michael A. Vecchio Jr. is charged in an information filed Tuesday with obstructing administration of tax laws from 2004 through 2010.

The information says Vecchio diverted business income by depositing it in his personal account and not declaring it with federal authorities.

Vecchio also is accused of using business income to pay personal credit cards and using a business credit card for personal living expenses, not declaring it as income.

Vecchio’s family is associated with a Morgantown public accounting company. Vecchio is listed as a member of at least five Morgantown businesses through the West Virginia Secretary of State’s website.

Vecchio did not immediately return a call Wednesday for comment.