LEXINGTON, Ky. – In Danville, Ky., physician Christopher Marek, 49, pleaded guilty to tax evasion on Tuesday, before U.S. District Chief Judge Danny C. Reeves.
According to his plea agreement, between April 2015 and June 2019, Marek underreported income earned by his business, Central Kentucky Plastic Surgery, on his annual tax returns to the IRS. Marek admitted to failing to list direct patient payments as revenue, as well as only partially listing payments the company received from insurance companies. Overall, Marek did not list more than $887,000 that he received, and in doing so, Marek caused a tax deficiency of $283,687 that he owes to the United States.
Marek was charged in June 2021.
Carlton S. Shier, IV, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Bryant Jackson, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations, Cincinnati Field Office jointly announced the guilty plea.
The investigation was conducted by IRS-Criminal Investigations. The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Will Moynahan.
Marek is due to be sentenced on May 6, 2022. He faces a maximum of five years in prison. However, any sentence will be imposed by the Court, after reviewing US sentencing guidelines and federal sentencing laws.
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