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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Virgin Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Federal Jury Convicts Former CEO Of Schneider Regional Medical Center Of Tax Fraud

St. Thomas, USVI - After a two-day trial in district court on St. Thomas, a federal jury convicted Rodney E. Miller, Sr., 41, of causing, and aiding and assisting in the preparation of his personal Individual Income Tax Return, Form 1040 for calendar year 2006, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe, Internal Revenue Service Special Agent in Charge Michael DePalma and Internal Revenue Service Head of the Special Enforcement Program Terry Travers, announced today.

According to the evidence presented at trial, in 2007, Miller willfully filed his income tax return for the tax year 2006, knowing that it was false and fraudulent as to a material matter. Specifically, Miller reported total income in the amount of $265,198.00, whereas he then and there knew and believed that his true total income was $510,947.00.

Miller faces a maximum penalty of three years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and a special assessment of $100. Sentencing is scheduled for December 5, 2013.

U.S. Attorney Sharpe commended the efforts of the Internal Revenue Service, which investigated the case. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kim L. Chisholm.

Updated June 22, 2015