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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Local Dentist, Dr. Glenn V. Schmidt, Sentenced For Failing To Pay Taxes

The United States Attorney’s Office announced that DR. GLENN V. SCHMIDT, age 65, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced today after he previously entered a guilty plea to a bill of information on July 8, 2014.  According to court documents, SCHMIDT admitted that he had failed to pay the appropriate amount of taxes for the second quarter of the 2009 tax year in the amount of $24,252.52.  SCHMIDT entered a guilty plea as part of the Internal Revenue Service’s Expedited Plea Program.  Under this program, defendants are allowed to plea to the major count of the charging document but must make full restitution to the government. 

U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced SCHMIDT to 5 years of probation, restitution of $306,724.78 to the government, and 300 hours of community service for failing to pay withholding and FICA taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.  The community service will consist of free dental care to the homeless, veterans and young runaways through various community organizations to be coordinated with U.S. Probation. 

The U.S. Attorney’s Office praised the work of the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Division in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Edward J. Rivera is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated November 18, 2014