ER Physician Dr. Kevin Crandell was earning between $30,000 and $40,000 a month when he decided he no longer wanted to pay taxes and stopped filing returns in 2007.
Crandell began filing taxes again in 2013, after he was contacted by the IRS, but spent years fighting the agency over the six years when he didn’t file.
He submitted false information to the IRS claiming that his expenses exceeded his income, and failed to list assets and business bank accounts that he was using for personal expenses. Ultimately he blamed a tax resolution company he hired in 2010 for his tax troubles. However, during the trial it was revealed that he provided the service with check stubs he had altered to show a reduced income.
Crandell was sentenced to 33 months in prison and ordered to pay the IRS restitution in the amount of $972,493.