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NEW ORLEANS DOCTOR SENTENCED FOR 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 sentenced for federal income tax violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
MALCOLM DAVID MacHAUER was found guilty by a jury on June 17, 2009, of three counts of attempting to evade and defeat paying federal income taxes and was sentenced today to 33 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge David Folsom. MacHauer was also ordered to pay restitution of $222,782 and additional costs of prosecution in the amount of $5,437.19.
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. He was convicted by a jury following a three day trial in July. During sentencing, MacHauer requested a reduced sentence arguing that he receive no prison sentence because he suffers from back problems.
MacHauer must report to the U.S. Marshals Service on Nov. 12, 2009, to be transported to a federal correctional institution where he will serve his sentence.
This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Denise O. Simpson and Arnold Spencer.
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