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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

Monday, February 3, 2014

Auburn Man Sentenced For Filing False Tax Return

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK - BRADLEY S. LEADER (43, of Auburn, New York) was sentenced on Friday, January 30, 2014 by United States District Judge David N. Hurd, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Toni M. Weirauch, Special Agent-in-Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, New York Field Office. Following his May 28, 2013 guilty plea to filing a false tax return, Judge Hurd sentenced LEADER to 4 years probation, 120 hours of community service, and restitution in the amount of $68,604.93.

Leader is a chiropractor who has worked at Leader Chiropractic, a chiropractic center located in Auburn, New York. From 2005-2009, he realized income in the approximate amount of $225,000 over and above the income he reported on his personal tax returns. This was accomplished by Leader not providing all pertinent information to his tax preparer; specifically he did not disclose to his tax preparer or identify on his tax returns additional gross receipts information (personal checks received from patients and certain insurance company checks). In his plea agreement, Leader admitted he failed to include $55,513.87 as income on his 2005 personal federal tax return, $38,412.83 as income on his 2006 personal federal tax return, $47.435.90 as income on his 2007 personal federal tax return, $43,130.86 as income on his 2008 personal federal tax return, and $42,036.00 as income on his 2009 personal federal tax return. Leader knew the returns he filed each year were false because each substantially under reported his income for that year.

This prosecution resulted from an investigation conducted by the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen C. Green.

Updated January 29, 2015