Bogus Tax Deduction Gets Dentist Extracted from Society and Sent to Prison

Homayoun Zadeh, an associate professor of dentistry at USC, pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return in connection with the college admissions scandal.  Zadeh paid $100,000 to a bogus charitable organization run by Rick Singer, the mastermind behind the admissions scandal, in order to secure his daughter’s acceptance to USC.  He then deducted the payment from his taxes as a charitable donation, despite knowing it was not a legitimate donation.

In a plea agreement, the parties have agreed to a prison sentence of six weeks, a $20,000 fine and 250 hours of community service.

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