Morris County, N.J., Plastic Surgeon Charged With Evading Taxes On More Than $10 Million In Income
NEWARK, N.J. – A plastic surgeon with a practice in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, has surrendered to face charges that he fraudulently diverted millions in corporate earnings for his personal use, costing the United States nearly $3 million in tax revenue, U.S Attorney Paul Fishman announced today.
David Evdokimow, 54, of Harding Township, New Jersey, is charged by indictment with one count of conspiring to defraud the United States and four counts of personal income tax evasion and three counts of corporate tax evasion. He appeared in court Oct. 16, 2104, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph A. Dickson in Newark federal court.
According to the indictment unsealed today:
Evdokimow conducted his medical practice through a corporate entity known as De’Omilia Plastic Surgery P.C. (De’Omilia). He allegedly paid his personal expenses directly from De’Omilia’s corporate bank accounts while falsely attributing these expenses to De’Omilia’s corporate operations. By falsely characterizing personal expenses as corporate expenses, Evdokimow allegedly received an additional $3,123,721 in personal income from the De’Omilia accounts, which he failed to report to the IRS on his federal income tax returns.
Evdokimow had other conspirators form shell corporations and list themselves as sole signatories in order to conceal any connection with Evdokimow. The conspirators made stamps with their signatures and gave them to Evdokimow so that he had full access to the shell corporations’ bank accounts. He allegedly funneled and diverted millions of dollars in De’Omilia income into the bank accounts of the shell corporations without reporting it to the IRS on his federal income tax returns. Evdokimow used the shell corporation bank accounts to pay for $2,407,165 in personal expenses including designer apparel, jewelry, vacations, artwork, and multiple residences.
Evdokimow also opened bank accounts at several banks and then used these accounts to cash checks received directly from patients for professional medical services. Evdokimow cashed out $339,465 in income from patients, which he failed to report on his federal income tax returns.
The seven substantive counts of tax evasion charge Evdokimow with attempting to avoid paying taxes on $7,305,994 in income, causing a loss to the government of $1,580,155. Three additional years of income – which are included in the conspiracy count, but could not be charged as substantive counts because the statute of limitations has expired – bring the total amount on which he allegedly attempted to avoid paying taxes to $10,800,174, costing the United States a total of $2,760,676 in tax revenue.
Each of the counts with which Evdokimow is charged carries a maximum potential penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Jonathan D. Larsen, with the investigation leading to the indictment.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lorraine S. Gerson of the Economic Crimes Unit in Newark.
The charges and allegations contained in the indictment are merely accusations and the defendant is considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Defense counsel: James Kridel Esq., Clifton, New Jersey