Doctor in London Guilty of Tax Evasion

1It has been reported that a London doctor that worked in Eastern Kentucky and Tennessee has pleaded guilty to having evaded well over $900,000 in federal income taxes. This was announced by Kyle Edelen, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey.

The 64 year old Werner Grentz pleaded guilty this past week to tax evasion in London’s United States District Court. Grentz agreed to a plea stating that he must pay the Internal Revenue Service the debt that he owes in full.

Grentz worked as an independent doctor for Jellico, Tennessee hospital, and he said that he had earned $356,073 in taxable income in the year 2009. In order to hide his income, Grentz took it upon himself to hide his deposits in bank accounts of the companies that he had control over. This allowed him to not file tax returns or pay federal income taxes. Starting in 1999, Grentz said that he avoided paying $900,068 in taxes.

He was indicted on April 6 by a grand jury. As reported through the indictment, Grentz had earned more than $1.5 million from the year 2005 to 2010, yet he hadn’t filed any income tax return since the year 1999.

Grentz will be sentenced on May 16 in London, and he could face up to a maximum of 5 years in prison for his crime of tax evasion. The IRS, along with the Criminal Investigation Division, discovered Gretz’s tax evasion crime and conducted the indictment that will put him behind bars.