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Chiropractor admits filing false income tax returns



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 31, 2012


 

NEWARK, N.J. – A chiropractor who had offices in Paterson, N.J., admitted today to filing a false personal income tax return for 2003, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Yanal Kazan, 60, of Kinnelon, N.J., pleaded guilty to one count of a five-count Indictment charging him with filing false income tax returns from 2003 through 2005. Kazan entered his guilty plea before U.S. District Court Judge William J. Martini in Newark federal court.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

Kazan engaged in business as a chiropractor, with offices at 470 Chamberlain Ave., Paterson, through various entities he owned and operated, including Chiropractic Health Associates Inc.; Chiropractic Healing Arts P.C.; and Yanal Kazan, DC, PC, d/b/a/ Neck & Back Injury Center. Kazan received checks, which were income derived from his chiropractic business activity, issued by insurance companies, lawyers, and other parties.

Kazan and others acting under his direction cashed checks at a check cashing business in Paterson. Between March 2004 and April 2006, Kazan filed false personal tax returns for 2003, 2004, and 2005 which did not account for gross receipts of $414,704, $227,298, and $39,894, respectively, derived from Kazan’s chiropractic business activity.

The false filing count to which Kazan pleaded guilty carries a maximum potential penalty of three years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is currently scheduled for Sept. 6, 2012.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of IRS – Criminal Investigation, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge JoAnn S. Zuniga, with the investigation leading to today’s Indictment.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney J Fortier Imbert of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Special Prosecutions Unit in Newark.

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Defense counsel: E. Alexander Jardines Esq., Union City, N.J.

Kazan, Yanal Indictment

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