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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Georgia

Friday, September 25, 2015

Atlanta Doctor Indicted for Tax Evasion

ATLANTA – Dr. Debra Johnson-Jordan, a physician in East Point, Georgia, has been arraigned on federal charges of tax evasion and failing to file a federal income tax return.

“The indictment alleges that, despite earning significant income, this doctor failed to file tax returns for several years in a row, and then claimed that she was exempt from paying taxes,” said U.S. Attorney John Horn.      

“IRS Criminal Investigation is sworn to protect the tax system and bring to justice those who steal from the Treasury,” stated Veronica F. Hyman-Pillot, Special Agent in Charge.   “Dr. Jordan stole from the American people by failing to file tax returns and pay the taxes that she owed for numerous years.” 

According to U.S. Attorney Horn, the indictment, and other information presented in court: Johnson-Jordan, who practices medicine in East Point, Georgia, is charged with two counts of tax evasion for filing false W-4 forms with her employer claiming that she was exempt from paying federal income taxes for tax years 2011 and 2012. Johnson-Jordan claimed she was exempt from paying federal income taxes despite earning at least $363,376.  Johnson-Jordan is also charged with one count of failing to file a federal income tax return for 2010, despite earning at least $175,943.  The indictment also alleges that Johnson-Jordan failed to file federal income tax returns for tax years 1997-2007 and 2010-2012.  

Debra Johnson-Jordan, 58, of Winder, Georgia, was arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Janet F. King.  She was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 26, 2015.

Members of the public are reminded that the indictment only contains charges.  The defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and it will be the government’s burden to prove the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.

This case is being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Brown is prosecuting the case.

For further information please contact the U.S. Attorney’s Public Affairs Office at or (404) 581-6016.  The Internet address for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia is

Financial Fraud
Updated September 25, 2015