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Restaurant company president charged with tax evasion


WESTMORELAND COUNTY, Pa. - The president of a restaurant company in Westmoreland County is accused of tax evasion.

According to Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE, Jeanean Smith will plead guilty to filing a fraudulent tax return.

Investigators said in 2008, Smith claimed she and her then-husband earned $19,000 when they actually earned more than $270,000.

Smith is the president of the Jioio’s Restaurants. Her former husband hasn’t been charged.