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SOUTH FLORIDA DENTIST CHARGED WITH FILING A FALSE TAX RETURN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2011

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Rhonda A. Diffenbach, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CID), announced the filing of a one-count information charging defendant Craig E. Meskin, formerly of Palm Beach County, with tax fraud. Meskin made his initial appearance in court today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Linnea R. Johnson in West Palm Beach, FL.

Specifically, the information charges Meskin with knowingly underreporting the S Corporation income and taxable income reported on his 2007 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, Form 1040 which he filed with the IRS. If convicted, Meskin faces a maximum statutory term of imprisonment of three years for violating Title 26, United States Code, Section 7206(1).

Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kerry Baron.

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A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

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