A Las Vegas-area dentist was sentenced to 13 months in prison for tax evasion.
56-year-old Leslie Kotler pleaded guilty in June 2014 to evading his taxes over a nine-year period, causing a $600,000 tax loss and admitted to using a number of nominee bank accounts and bogus trusts to hide his income and assets from the IRS.
Kotler also filed false income tax returns for the years 2008 through 2011 that materially understated his income and filed a false bankruptcy petition in an attempt to delay the IRS’s ongoing efforts to collect the large amount of taxes he owned.
In addition to the term of imprisonment, Kotler will serve three years of supervised release and pay restitution in the amount of $712,280.
Before his sentencing, Kotler paid a total of $450,429 in back taxes, interest and fraud penalties.