- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The owner of a practice rink formerly used by the Pittsburgh Penguins has been charged with dodging payroll taxes, even since he was indicted on charges of doing the same thing.

The former attorney for 60-year-old Steven Lynch, of Pittsburgh, denied the charges filed last year as “totally unfounded.” Lynch’s new attorney didn’t immediately return messages seeking comment on a superseding indictment returned Wednesday.

Lynch owns the IceoPlex at Southpointe, a sports bar, and other businesses connected with the development about 15 miles south of Pittsburgh. Federal prosecutors contend Lynch ordered underlings not to pay the government federal income, Social Security, and Medicare taxes deducted from worker paychecks from 2008 to 2011.

The original charges alleged underpayment of $1 million in taxes, but now prosecutors say Lynch continued to dodge another $500,000 in taxes through April.



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