West Bend Physician Charged in Federal Court with tax Evasion and false Statement
James L. Santelle, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that Michael N. Mangold (age: 55) of West Bend, Wisconsin, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Milwaukee. The indictment charges Mangold with four counts of federal income tax evasion in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7201, and one count of making a false statement in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001. Mangold is accused of evading federal income taxes by, among other affirmative acts, filing returns that falsely claimed zero income and by understating income. Mangold is further charged with making false statements on a financial form that he submitted to the Financial Litigation Unit of the United States Attorney’s Office. Each tax evasion count subjects Mangold to a maximum imprisonment of not more than five years, a $100,000 fine, a mandatory $100 special assessment, and three years of supervised release. The penalties for the false statement count are the same as the tax counts except the maximum fine is $250,000.
This matter was investigated by agents from the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation. The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Gordon P. Giampietro for prosecution.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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