Massachusetts Owner of a Garbage Collection Business Pleads Guilty to Filing a False Tax Return and Cash Structuring
The owner of a chiropractic business pleaded guilty today to tax evasion, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.
According to an indictment filed in June 2018, Richard Rogers, a Northborough, Massachusetts, chiropractor, operated his practice from his residence. Rogers was charged with evading his taxes from 2012 through 2016 by concealing his income from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) through a variety of methods. Rogers encouraged his clients to pay in cash, used a nominee bank account to negotiate check payments when he was not paid in cash, paid creditors using postal money orders, and used credit card accounts opened with a fictitious social security number. Rogers also concealed the ownership of his residence by titling the property in the name of a trust. Rogers did not file federal tax returns from at least 2008 through 2016, despite his obligation to do so.
United States District Judge Timothy S. Hillman scheduled sentencing for Sept. 10, 2019. Rogers faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and monetary penalties.
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Zuckerman thanked special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation, who conducted the investigation, and Assistant Chief John N. Kane and Trial Attorney Carl F. Brooker of the Tax Division, who are prosecuting the case.
Additional information about the Tax Division’s enforcement efforts can be found on the division’s website.