BOSTON - A Sandwich man was sentenced today in federal court for multiple counts of tax evasion and failure to file tax returns.
Torrey A. Toltin, 58, of East Sandwich, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Joseph L. Tauro to nine months of home confinement with electronic bracelet monitoring and a fine of $20,000. Judge Tauro imposed the home confinement as part of a five year period of supervised release, during which time Toltin will be required to cooperate with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the purpose of assessing and paying his outstanding tax obligation.
On August 23, 2011, Toltin pleaded guilty to multiple counts of tax evasion, failure to file returns, and obstructing and impeding the IRS. At the earlier plea hearing, the prosecutor told the Court that Toltin was a practicing pediatrician who, together with his wife, Marianne Koenig, owned and operated Sandwich Pediatrics since 1987. Between Jan. 1, 2003 and Dec. 31, 2008, Toltin received income of more than $694,000 but had not filed a federal income tax return since 2001. In an effort to hide his income and assets from the IRS, Toltin established a bank account in the name of one of his adult children and thereafter deposited the receipts from his pediatric practice into this nominee account. Toltin also made false representations to the IRS about his true income and assets. The tax due and owing for 2003 through 2008, without interest and penalties, is $212,517.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and William P. Offord, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation in Boston made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lori J. Holik of Ortiz’s Economic Crimes Unit.