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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Toledo Orthodontist Accused Of Failing To Pay $187,000 In Taxes

An indictment was filed charging Stuart Duchon, age 65, of Toledo, Ohio, with failing to collect and pay over employees’ portion of FICA taxes, as well as the employees’ withholding federal income taxes, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Duchon owned and operated an orthodontist practice in Toledo and from 2007 to 2011, he failed to collect and pay to the Internal Revenue Service approximately $187,000 for the federal taxes withheld from his employees wages, according to the indictment.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after review of factors unique to each case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

The investigating agency in this case is the Internal Revenue Service. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas A. Karol.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated March 12, 2015