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Monroeville businessman pleads guilty to tax evasion

A Monroeville businessman pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal tax evasion.

Suhendra S. Ajmani, who had a coal brokerage business, American Coal and Minerals Co., pleaded guilty to filing a 2004 tax return stating that his wife and he had a joint income of some $411,000, when in fact it was more than $1.8 million, court documents show.

Ajmani, who is accused of cheating the Internal Revenue Service out of $540,281, is scheduled to be sentenced June 2 before U.S. District Judge Maurice Cohill Jr.

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