BOSTON - Paul E. Jondle, 58, of Salem, N.H., was charged today in federal court with multiple counts of tax evasion and impeding the Internal Revenue Service.
The Indictment alleges that Jondle operated a Malden chiropractic practice called Future Health. Jondle used the names and tax identification numbers of licensed chiropractors working at Future Health for billing purposes, causing the insurance company payors to report the payments to the Internal Revenue Service as income to Jondle’s subcontractors. In fact, the payments, mailed to Jondle and deposited into bank accounts that he controlled, were income to Jondle. From 2003 through 2007, Jondle deposited more than $3 million of insurance company payments to his bank accounts, yet he reported no taxable income for those years, and paid no federal income taxes.
If convicted, Jondle faces up to five years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and William P. Offord, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation - Boston Field Division made the announcement today. Assistance was also provided by the Massachusetts Insurance Fraud Bureau; U.S. Postal Inspection Service; and the Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Investigations, Boston Field Division. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lori J. Holik of Ortiz’s Economic Crimes Unit.
The details contained in the Indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
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