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HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of  Pennsylvania announced that on August 1, 2022, Reverend Terrence D. Griffith, age 61, of  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan E. Schwab for failure to Screen Shot 2022-02-18 at 12.04.10file a tax return.  

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Griffith was the President of  Clearwater Consulting Associates, Inc., located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As the company's responsible party, Reverend Griffith failed to file a tax return for the year 2015. As a part of  his guilty plea, Reverend Griffith also acknowledged that he failed to file tax returns for the years 2013-2016 for the consulting firm.  

The Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael A. Consiglio is prosecuting the case. 

The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is one year of imprisonment, a  term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.