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Jury convicts Williamsville dentist on false tax return charges

STAFF REPORTS

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Charles Weber, 62, of Snyder, NY, was convicted after a jury trial of two counts of making and subscribing a false tax return.  The charges carry a maximum penalty of three years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys MaryEllen Kresse and Stephanie Lamarque, who handled the prosecution of the case, stated that, prior to 2009, Weber, a dentist, was operating a private dental practice in Williamsville, New York.  In April 2009, he filed tax returns for the 2006 and 2007 tax years in which he falsely stated that he was not a United States citizen and had not been present in the United States at any time during 2006 or 2007.  Weber also falsely stated that his only taxable income in 2006 and 2007 came from dividends.  Weber, who was born in the United States, lived in Snyder, New York and worked in Williamsville, New York, knew that he was a United States citizen and that he had been living and working in the United States in 2006 and 2007.  Weber also knew that in 2006, in addition to his income from dividends, his gross receipts from his dental business had been in excess of $297,000, and that, in 2007, in addition to his income from dividends, his gross receipts from his dental business had been in excess of $283,000.
The trial verdict is the result of an investigation by Special Agents with the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-In-Charge James D. Robnett, New York Field Office.
Sentencing is scheduled for December 6, 2018 at 12:30 before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara who presided over the trial of the case.