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County doctor to spend year in jail and pay over $1M for filing false tax returns

January 17, 2020 News Extra

PITTSBURGH — A Butler County doctor must pay more than a million dollars and serve more than a year in prison for filing false tax returns.

James G. Allen Jr., 54, was sentenced Thursday by federal Judge Arthur Schwab after Allen pleaded guilty for filing 16 false tax returns for him and his wife. As part of Allen's sentence, he will be on supervised release for one year after his prison sentence. He must also pay a $10,000 fine and restitution amounting to $1,084,658.58. Charges against Allen were filed in April 2019.

In court documents, U.S. Attorney Scott Brady accused Allen of knowingly reducing the amount of his actual earned income. The Internal Revenue Service received a tax return from Allen in 2014 where the doctor claims to have made only $700 even though his earned income was “substantially” higher than that, according to court documents.

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