Friday, April 6, 2012

Steven Kern Arrested on Tax Charges and Failing to File His Individual Tax Returns


Steven Kern of Marine City, Mich., was arrested today following his indictment on March 27, 2012, on eight counts of failing to file his individual tax returns and eight counts of filing false corporate tax returns, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced today.

The indictment alleges that Kern failed to file individual tax returns for tax years 2003 to 2010, despite earning more $1.2 million in gross income during that time period. The indictment further alleges that Kern filed false corporate tax returns on the behalf of Kern Chiropractic Center, failing to report cash and check payments diverted from the center by Kern from 2003 to 2010.

According to the indictment, Kern has not submitted a tax return to the IRS since tax year 2002. The indictment alleges that Kern used funds diverted from the Kern Chiropractic Center to pay for his own personal expense.

An indictment is merely a formal charge by the grand jury. Kern is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in U.S. District Court. If convicted of all charges, Kern faces a maximum potential sentence of 32 years in prison and maximum fines of up to $2.8 million.

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