A man and chiropractor with offices in Paterson was sentenced to six months in prison and six months of home confinement Friday after pleading guilty in federal court to filing a false income tax return in 2003.
According to U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman, Yanal Kazan, 60, pled guilty to one count of a five-count indictment for false returns from 2003 through 2005. He was sentenced Friday in Newark to a $10,000 fine and supervised release, in addition to the prison time and home confinement.
Court documents state Kazan had operated several chiropractic businesses, including Chiropractic Health Associates Inc., Chiropractic Healing Arts P.C. and Yanal Kazan, DC, PC, d/b/a, Neck & Back. Fishman said Kazan had received checks from the businesses, insurance companies, lawyers and other parties and cashed the checks at check cashing businesses in Paterson.
Fishman said Kazan filed false personal tax returns for 2003, 2004 and 2005, which he said did not account for gross receipts totaling $414,704, $227,298 and $39,894, all derived from Kazan's chiropractic businesses. The total tax loss, Fishman said, is $106,298. Kazan will be expected to pay the $106,298 back.
Special agents in the IRS Criminal Investigation division assisted with the investigation under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Victor W. Lessoff. Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Fortier Imbert, of the U.S. Attorney's Office Special Prosecutions Unit, in Newark, also assisted with the investigation.