NW Ind. doctor pleads guilty to failing pay taxes

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) - HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) - An ear, nose and throat surgeon from northwest Indiana indicted last year on 11 counts of willfully failing to file quarterly employment tax returns has pleaded guilty to one count and has agreed to pay $541,083 in restitution.

The Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service announced the plea agreement Friday of Dr. Ronald Eugene Jamerson of Schererville. They say he failed to pay over to the IRS the federal income taxes and the Federal Insurance Contributions Act taxes due from the second quarter of 2006 through the fourth tax quarter of 2008.

Jamerson is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 24. He faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a maximum fine of $250,000.

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