Michigan Doctor Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion
Underreported Income and Overstated Expenses on Tax Returns
A Michigan endocrinologist pleaded guilty today to tax evasion.
According to court documents, Bashar Kiami, 53, of Roscommon, owned and operated Northern Michigan Endocrine PLLC, a solo endocrinology practice in Grayling. From 2014 to 2017, the defendant filed corporate returns for the endocrinology practice on which he underreported the practice’s gross receipts and overstated its expenses. As the sole shareholder, Dr. Kiami reported business income from the practice on his individual income tax returns. By underreporting the practice’s business income, Kiami fraudulently reduced his tax liability for the years 2014 through 2017. In total, Kiami caused a tax loss to the IRS of more than $250,000.
Sentencing will be scheduled for a later date. Kiami faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison for tax evasion. He also faces a period of supervised release, restitution and monetary penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division made the announcement.
IRS-Criminal Investigation is investigating the case.
Trial Attorneys Jeffrey A. McLellan and Melissa S. Siskind of the Tax Division are prosecuting the case.