Doctor Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion
PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ Dr. David P. Alan pleaded guilty in federal court to charge of tax evasion, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
Dr. Alan pleaded guilty to one count before Senior United States District Judge Alan N. Bloch.
In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that Dr. Alan engaged in a scheme to inflate cost of goods sold deductions for his limited liability corporation for tax year 2004 using an offshore shell corporation and bank account to reduce the income from his business reportable on his individual tax returns. Dr. Alan employed the same scheme in tax years 2001 through 2003, filing false individual tax returns for tax years 2001 and 2002.
Judge Bloch scheduled sentencing for July 28, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. The law provides for a total sentence of five years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Paul E. Hull is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Internal Revenue Service ‑ Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Dr. David P. Alan.