Prosecutors charge orthopedic surgeon with avoiding taxes, concealing offshore bank account

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Orthopedic trauma surgeon Brian Mehling, MD, is facing an 11-count federal indictment charging him with failing to pay taxes and failing to report a foreign bank account, reports the Daily Voice.

Dr. Mehling was charged Dec. 20 with failing to pay employees' payroll taxes to the IRS dating back to 2015 and using the money to travel and promote his stem cell research company.

In 2015, the IRS revoked the tax-exempt status of his consulting group, Blue Horizon Foundation, which he claims produced groundbreaking stem cell research.

The indictment also charged Dr. Mehling with failing to report a bank account in France, which contained more than $10,000 in 2018.

Prosecutors said Dr. Mehling owes the IRS $6 million.

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