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Monday, July 1, 2013, 5:36 p.m.

The owner of a Mt. Lebanon restaurant pleaded guilty Monday to federal income tax evasion.

Donald J. DeBlasio, 69, of Collier admitted to skimming cash from his restaurant, DeBlasio's. The skimming caused a total tax loss of $341,128.62 from the filing of false personal, corporate and payroll tax returns from 2007 to 2009, prosecutors say.

U.S. District Judge David Cercone scheduled DeBlasio's sentencing for Dec. 3.

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