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NWI doctor sentenced to one year in federal tax case

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A Schererville physician has been sentenced to a year in federal prison after pleading guilty to willfully failing to truthfully account for, collect, and pay employment taxes, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana said.

Ronald Eugene Jamerson, 56--an ear, nose, and throat surgeon--was sentenced last week to a year and a day in prison and ordered to pay $541,083 to the IRS in restitution for unpaid individual income taxes and employment taxes, a sum which represents “the total tax loss owed for all tax periods from 2003 to 2008,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

“On June 20, 2012, Jamerson was indicted by a federal grand jury on 11 counts of willfully failing to file quarterly employment tax returns with the IRS and willfully failing to pay the IRS the federal income taxes and the Federal Insurance Contributions Act taxes due and owing from the second quarter of 2006 through the fourth tax quarter of 2008,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

“According to court pleadings, Jamerson deducted and collected from his employees’ paychecks federal income taxes and employment taxes in the amount of $63,929 over the 11 tax quarters, but failed to file the employment tax returns and pay over the related employment taxes,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

The case was investigated by Special Agents from IRS Criminal Investigation.



Posted 4/14/2014