In the city of San Antonio Texas a physician has been sent off to state prison after being found guilty on a long list tax fraud felonies.
Doctor Anthony P. Sertich, age 60, was convicted last March on 10 charges of failure to pay taxes and one charge of tax evasion. He was sentenced to three and one-half years behind bars this week.
Investigators discovered that the doctor had failed to pay more than $250,000 to the IRS that he collected from his medical staff payroll taxes at his clinic, the Advanced Artistic Facial Plastic Surgery of Texas.
Over an 8-year span that ended in 2010, detectives learned that the scamming MD accrued nearly $3,000,000 in unpaid tax penalties and interest, according to federal law enforcement. They say that the doctor withheld employee taxes and then kept the money for himself. He then filed for bankruptcy multiple times in order to avoid paying his creditors.
Scamster Sertich did, however, manage to pay himself several million dollars in salary.
The wayward MD has been ordered to repay $3,000,000 in restitution to the IRS.
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