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Allentown Physican Sentenced To Prison For Failure To File Federal Income Tax Returns

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

 PHILADELPHIA – Harry W. “Buck” Buchanan, 63, of Allentown, PA, was sentenced yesterday for willfully failing to file tax returns, announced Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen.  Buchanan, who operated Harry Buchanan IV MD PC, failed to file federal tax returns in 2009 and 2010, even though his income substantially exceeded the minimum amount establishing the requirement to file.  He was sentenced to a term of 6 months confinement, with a year of supervised release to follow.


Buchanan is an ophthalmologist practicing in the Allentown area.  In April of 2017, he pled guilty to two counts of willful failure to file tax returns, admitting that he had failed to file tax returns or pay taxes for the years 2009 and 2010, despite knowing of his obligations.  In his plea agreement, he acknowledged that he owed federal income taxes, for those two years that totaled $194,643.


This case was investigated by the IRS Criminal Investigations.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bea Witzleben.

Updated November 7, 2017