Pain Clinic Owner Pleads Guilty in Tax Evasion, Money Laundering
He owned a pain clinic in Pinellas County, according to the U.S. attorney.
TAMPA – The owner of a Pinellas County pain clinic has agreed to plead guilty in federal court in connection with charges of tax evasion and money laundering, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.
Tom Wynne pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit tax evasion, one count of tax evasion, and seven counts of money laundering. He faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison for each of the tax-related counts and up to 10 years in federal prison for each money laundering count.
According to the plea agreement, Wynne owned and operated Pain and Wellness Clinic, a pain management clinic in Pinellas County. He hired medical doctors to prescribe for patients large quantities of Schedule II controlled substances, like oxycodone and hydromorphone, outside the usual course of professional practice. Wynne used the illegal proceeds generated from PWC to buy real property in the Tampa Bay area.
For each tax year, beginning in 2014 and continuing through tax year 2017, Wynne under-reported PWC’s gross receipts on his tax filings. He also conspired and agreed with PWC physicians to defraud the IRS by creating and preparing, among other false and fraudulent tax-related documents, false and fraudulent IRS Forms 1099 to pay the clinic’s two doctors.
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