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Doctor Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

A doctor was sentenced today to serve 18 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph T. Randa in the Eastern District of Wisconsin for committing tax evasion and making false statements, announced the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

On May 22, Dr. Michael N. Mangold pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion and one count of making false statements.  According to court documents, Mangold was a medical doctor specializing in emergency medicine and urgent care who, since about 1993, had worked as a physician for various hospitals, emergency rooms and urgent care facilities.  At times, he also worked as a physician in state and county correctional facilities.  Mangold primarily earned income through a combination of employee wages and independent contractor payments. 

In his plea agreement, Mangold admitted that from 1997 through 2007, he willfully concealed his income from the IRS.  Mangold further admitted that he made false statements to the IRS.  In total, Mangold owed approximately $191,577 in taxes based on his income and wages during the relevant calendar years plus interest.

Mangold also admitted that he made materially false statements during the course of a civil lawsuit concerning his failure to repay federal student loan obligations.  Mangold admitted that he submitted a false financial affidavit to government officials which contained false statements about the amount of income he earned as a doctor.

This case was investigated by special agents of IRS - Criminal Investigation.  Trial Attorneys Charles M. Edgar Jr. and Rebecca Perlmutter of the Justice Department’s Tax Division are prosecuting the case.

Updated October 22, 2014

Press Release Number: 14-1164