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Palm Beach County Gastroenterologist Charged with Filing False Tax Returns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 8, 2013

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Jose A. Gonzalez, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), and Michael B. Steinbach, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, announce the unsealing of an indictment charging Krishna Tripuraneni, 55, of Palm Beach County, with three counts of filing false tax returns for 2006 through 2008, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7206(1). The defendant is scheduled to be arraigned on November 22, 2013.

According to the indictment, Tripuraneni was the registered agent and manager of Palm Beach Surgery Center and other companies operating in Palm Beach County.

If convicted, Tripuraneni faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison for each count of filing false tax returns.

Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of IRS-CI and the FBI. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Clark.

An Indictment is only an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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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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