Upstate NY orthodontist sentenced for tax returns
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A 63-year-old former orthodontist from northern New York has been sentenced to 97 months in prison for filing phony tax returns seeking about $36 million in refunds.
Glenn Unger of Ogdensburg also has to pay $200,000 in restitution.
A federal jury convicted Unger last October of obstructing and impeding the Internal Revenue Service, filing false claims against the United States, tax evasion and passing fictitious obligations.
Unger was found guilty of filing 14 false refunds from 2007 through 2011 despite numerous warnings from the IRS that his returns were frivolous. One claim in 2008 was for $35 million, according to the federal indictment.
Authorities said none of the claims was paid.
Prosecutors said Unger owned Columbia County Orthodontics in Chatham from 1999 to 2006.