Utah dentist sentenced to prison for evading $1.8M in income tax

A Utah dentist has been sentenced to five years in prison for federal income tax evasion of more than $1.8 million and obstructing the IRS' efforts to collect the money, ABC affiliate WRIC reported June 6.

The dentist, Derald Geddes, DDS, owned and operated Mount Ogden Dental in Ogden.

Dr. Geddes reportedly evaded the federal income taxes and obstructed the IRS' attempts to collect the debt from 1998 to 2014, WRIC reported.

Dr. Geddes allegedly filed false liens against his properties, submitted fake "bonds to discharge debt" to the IRS claiming they were from the account of the former Treasury of Security and filed false corporate income tax returns, according to the Justice Department.

He was convicted of tax evasion, filing false tax returns and impeding the IRS in March. Dr. Geddes has been ordered to pay about $1.8 million in restitution and serve 36 months of supervised release in addition to the prison sentence, according to WRIC.

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