Massachusetts chirpractor sentenced to prison for income tax evasion

The owner of a chiropractic business was sentenced to 6 months in prison for tax evasion after pleading guilty to the charge in June 2019, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.

Richard Rogers, a Northborough, Massachusetts chiropractor, operated his practice from his residence.  According to court documents, Rogers evaded his taxes from 2012 through 2016 by concealing his income from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Rogers encouraged his clients to pay in cash and used a nominee bank account to negotiate check payments when he was not paid in cash. He paid creditors using postal money orders, and used credit card accounts opened with a fictitious social security number. Rogers also concealed the ownership of his residence by titling the property in the name of a trust. Rogers did not file federal tax returns from at least 2008 through 2016, despite his obligation to do so.

United States District Judge Timothy S. Hillman also ordered Rogers to pay $155,164 in restitution to the IRS.

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Zuckerman thanked special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation, who conducted the investigation, and Assistant Chief John N. Kane and Trial Attorney Carl F. Brooker of the Tax Division, who prosecuted the case.