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West Seneca man sentenced for tax evasion


BUFFALO -- Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Scott Leuthe, 45, of West Seneca, NY, who was convicted of tax evasion, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to time served with two years supervised release to include 4 months of home detention.  Leuthe has already paid full restitution to the IRS in the amount of $268,000 with penalties and interest.

Assistant U.S. Attorney MaryEllen Kresse who handled the case, stated that from 2008 through 2011, Leuthe was working as a nurse practitioner for two diagnostic imaging businesses in the Western District of New York.  Although Leuthe was paid as an independent contractor by both businesses, he failed to report any of the income he received from one of the companies while claiming all the expenses he incurred in the performance of his duties there.  Leuthe’s unreported income during this four-year period was in excess of $400,000, resulting in Leuthe's failure to pay approximately $134,000 in income taxes.