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Schererville Surgeon Enters “Guilty” Plea in Federal Case

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October 28, 2013 — The United States Attorney’s Office in Hammond is sharing today the status of a federal court case involving a Schererville doctor.

It says Dr. Ronald Eugene Jamerson entered a guilty plea to one count of willfully failing to truthfully account for, collect and pay employment taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.

The U.S. Department of Justice and IRS announced the plea Friday, saying the terms of the plea agreement require Jamerson to pay restitution in the amount of $541,083.20 to the IRS.

The DoJ says Jamerson was indicted June 20, 2012 on 11 counts of willfully failing to file quarterly employment tax returns with the IRS and willfully failing to pay over to the IRS the federal income taxes and the Federal Insurance Contributions Act taxes due and owing from the second quarter of 2006 through the fourth tax quarter of 2008.

Its records say Jamerson opened his own medical practice in the late 1990s as an ear, nose and throat surgeon, deducting and collecting from his employees’ paychecks federal income taxes and FICA taxes, but he failed to file the employment tax returns and related employment taxes from 2003 through 2008.  In the plea agreement, Jamerson agrees that the total tax loss based on his failure to report and pay employment taxes is $541,083.20.

DoJ says his sentencing is scheduled for January 24. 2014, when Jamerson faces up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a maximum fine of $250,000.

The U.S. Department of Justice says this case was investigated by Special Agents from IRS – Criminal Investigation and prosecuted by Justice Department Trial Attorneys Erin S. Mellen and Chris J. Maietta, with support from the United States Attorney’s Office in Hammond, Indiana.

 

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