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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Snyder Dentist Convicted By A Jury Of Tax Charges Is Going To Prison

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Charles Weber, 63, of Snyder, NY, who was convicted following a jury trial of making and subscribing a false tax return, was sentenced to serve 30 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. Weber was also ordered to pay restitution totaling $190,547 to the Internal Revenue Service.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys MaryEllen Kresse and Stephanie Lamarque, who handled the prosecution of the case, stated that, prior to 2009, the defendant was a dentist operating a private dental practice in Williamsville, NY. In April 2009, Weber filed tax returns for the 2006 and 2007 tax years falsely stating that he was not a United States citizen and had not been present in the United States at any time during 2006 or 2007. Weber also falsely stated that his only taxable income in 2006 and 2007 came from dividends.

The defendant was born in the United States, lived in Snyder and worked in Williamsville, and knew that he was a United States citizen and that he had been living and working in the United States in 2006 and 2007. Weber also knew that in 2006 and 2007, in addition to his income from dividends, his gross receipts from his dental business had been in excess of $297,000 for 2006 and in excess of $283,000 for 2007.

Today’s sentencing is the result of an investigation by Special Agents with the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, under the direction of Acting Special Agent-in-Charge Jonathan D. Larsen, New York Field Office.

Updated February 7, 2019