The former owner of the Fairground Diner in Carlisle has been charged with income tax evasion, according to a release from the federal prosecutor’s office.

United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Bruce Brandler has filed charges alleging that Atef Hussein,  48, understated his tax liability from 2012 through 2015, shorting $122,003 in payments.

Hussein is a resident of Hagerstown, Maryland. He was charged in a criminal information filing, which is used in situations where the defendant has agreed that a grand jury indictment is unnecessary, typically because a plea deal has already been reached.

Brandler’s office also said it has filed a proposed plea agreement, subject to approval by the court, which involves payment of back taxes and penalties.

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