Pace Doctor Sentenced to 12 Months In Prison For Tax Fraud
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Dr. Sheila Mohammed, 55, of Pace, Florida, was sentenced yesterday afternoon to 12 months and one day in prison for seven counts of submitting false tax returns, followed by two years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $255,158 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service. The sentence was announced by Christopher P. Canova, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.
Mohammed pled guilty on April 22, 2015, to the seven-count Indictment returned earlier this year. During her plea, Dr. Mohammed admitted she signed and caused to be filed, false personal tax returns that grossly underreported her total income for tax years 2010 through 2013. In addition, Dr. Mohammed admitted that, as president and owner of The Industrial Medicine Institute Inc., a medical practice in Pace, Florida, she signed and caused to be filed, false corporate tax returns for The Industrial Medicine Institute Inc., for the years 2010 through 2012.
At Mohammed’s sentencing hearing, the government showed that, between February 2010 and June 2014, Mohammed used the money she failed to disclose to the Internal Revenue Service, totaling approximately $1,166,632, to purchase vehicles and properties located in Pensacola, Pace, and Destin, Florida, and Hawaii and New Mexico.
The charges were the result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, with assistance from the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tiffany H. Eggers.
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