Florida Dentist’s False Statement on Tax Return = Tax Fraud; Maybe Prison

Stick-to-False-Teeth Dept:

A Florida dentist faces up to three years in prison after pleading guilty to making a false statement on a federal income tax return.

According to the plea agreement, Edward James Weiss, 63, of Rockledge, Fla., diverted income from his dental business bank account over a period of three years.

Instead of depositing the income into his business account, he would often deposit the checks into his personal bank account. Weiss failed to inform his tax return preparer that he received and deposited the money into his personal bank account.

As a result, Weiss omitted income from his tax returns for the years 2005, 2006 and 2007. In all, he avoided paying $264,581.

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