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Former Schneider Hospital CEO Charged with Tax Fraud

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2013

St. Thomas – United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe and Special Agent in Charge José A. Gonzalez,
Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, announced the arrest and unsealing of a two-count indictment charging Rodney E. Miller with assisting and advising in the preparation and presentation of fraudulent income tax returns to the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Miller, former CEO of the Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas, made his initial appearance in federal court Wednesday before South Carolina U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Hendricks, and was ordered to appear in the Virgin Islands on May 1, 2013.

According to the indictment, Miller aided and assisted in the preparation of his personal Individual
Income Tax Return, Form 1040, for calendar year 2006, which was filed with the BIR pursuant to Internal Revenue Code, Title 26, Section 932(c)(4). The indictment further alleges that Miller willfully filed his 2006 income tax return knowing that it was false and fraudulent as to a material matter. Specifically, Miller reported total income in the amount of $265,198.00, although he knew that his true total income was substantially more than the amount reported.

The indictment further alleges that Miller willfully assisted and advised in the preparation and presentation to the IRS, of his personal income tax return, Form 1040, for calendar year 2007 knowing that the return contained materially false information. Specifically, Miller reported total income in the amount of $255,589.00, knowing that his true total income was substantially more than the amount reported.

The maximum statutory penalty for each of the two counts charged is three years in prison. An
indictment is merely a formal charging document and is not evidence of guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless found guilty.

This case is being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, and
is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kim L. Chisholm.

 

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