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Colucci moved from Elkton to Loretto after serving one day

Published: Wed, February 2, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.

YOUNGSTOWN -- Ex-lawyer Mark Colucci's stay at the Federal Correctional Institution in Elkton was less than a day.
Tuesday, Colucci, 47, of Austintown checked in to the Federal Correctional Institution in Loretto, Pa. at 2:30 p.m. to begin serving the second day of his 18-month sentence for tax evasion. He had checked into the Elkton facility in Columbiana County on Monday.
Colucci's Canfield lawyer, David J. Betras, said Tuesday that he didn't know why Colucci was sent to Loretto.
Loretto is about 90 miles east of Pittsburgh, between Altoona and Johnston. It is classified as low security.
Dan Dunne, Bureau of Prisons spokesman in Washington, D.C., said Tuesday that Loretto was commensurate with Colucci's security needs.
Colucci was sentenced Dec. 16, 2004, by U.S. District Judge Kathleen M. O'Malley, who ordered that he participate in a 500-hour drug treatment program and also receive mental health treatment while incarcerated. With good time, Colucci could be released in April 2006.
Colucci admitted that he collected $29,727 in income taxes and Federal Insurance Contributions Act taxes from his employees but failed to pay the IRS. The years involved were 1996 through 2001. He also failed to pay $291,149 in personal income tax for calendar years 1997 through 2001.

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