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Amarillo Anesthesiologist Sentenced To 45 Months In Federal Prison On Federal Tax Evasion Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas

Dr. Edgar A. Lockett, Jr. Formerly Resided and Practiced in Mineral Wells and McAllen, Texas

AMARILLO — Edgar A Lockett, Jr., was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson to serve 45 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release following his conviction at trial in September 2013 on six felony tax evasion charges, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

Lockett must pay restitution that amounts to interest and penalty and taxes that are definitively determined or adjudicated to be the losses resulting from the crimes of conviction.

After a four-day trial, before U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson, a federal jury in Amarillo, Texas, convicted Edgar A Lockett, Jr., on all six counts of the indictment charging tax evasion.

The government presented evidence at trial that Lockett is a self-employed anesthesiologist who currently resides in Amarillo; he formerly resided and practiced in other cities in Texas, including Mineral Wells and McAllen. Lockett most recently billed under the name of Medical & Health Alliance Ministries.

According to evidence the government presented, Lockett has not filed income tax returns since 1999, except for a joint return filed with his spouse for tax year 2007. He owes the United States $1,432,740 in unpaid income taxes for tax years 2000 through 2010.

The government presented further evidence that Lockett concealed from the IRS the nature, extent and location of his assets by placing funds and property in the names of nominee companies and secreting his income in bank accounts that he opened using his deceased father’s name and social security number.

The investigation was conducted by IRS Criminal Investigation.

Updated June 22, 2015