Kenneth Wenberg, a medical doctor from Heppner, OR, pled guilty to one count of tax evasion as part of a plea agreement with the court.
According to court documents, Dr. Wenberg created nominee entities to hide assets and income earned as a physician with two separate health care facilities. Dr. Wenberg opened numerous bank accounts in the names of the nominees and instructed his employers to deposit his salaries directly to the sham accounts to avoid income tax liabilities. He also purchased real property in the false entities name and paid personal expenses from their bank accounts.
Wenberg faces a maximum of five years in prison, a fine of $250,000 and three years of supervised release. He has also agreed to pay full restitution to the IRS of approximately $187,000.