DOJ Seal Department of Justice  
United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2009            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
WWW.USDOJ.GOV/USAO/txe             PHONE: (409) 839-2538 CELL: (409) 553-9881

 

NEW ORLEANS DOCTOR CONVICTED OF TAX EVASION IN EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS

 

            TEXARKANA, TX – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 55-year-old New Orleans man has been convicted of federal income tax violations in the Eastern District of Texas.

            MALCOLM DAVID MacHAUER was found guilty by a jury of three counts of attempting to evade and defeat paying federal income taxes today following a 2–day trial before U.S. District Judge David Folsom.

            According to information presented in court, although MacHauer received income from Wadley Medical Center in Texarkana, Texas, for his services as a doctor, he failed to pay the appropriate federal income taxes.  Instead, MacHauer placed his income into his corporation, transferring the money to the MacHauer Family Trust, and then withdrawing money from that Trust to pay his personal expenses without paying income tax.  MacHauer was indicted by a federal grand jury on Jan. 6, 2009, and charged with 3 counts of attempting to evade and defeat paying his federal income tax for calendar years 2002, 2003, and 2004.

            MacHauer faces up to 5 years in federal prison at sentencing.  A sentencing date has not been set. 

            This case is being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Denise O. Simpson and Arnold Spencer.

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