Federal government sues Wisconsin neurosurgeon over $5M owed tax penalty: 4 things to know

Written by Laura Dyrda | December 10, 2018 | Print  |

The federal government sued a Kenosha, Wis.-based neurosurgeon to recover a $5 million tax penalty assessed against him in 2013, according to the Journal Sentinel.


Here are four things to know:

1. In 2013, neurosurgeon Arvind Ahuj, MD, was convicted of filing a false tax return and not filing a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts. Dr. Ahuja was holding as much as $9.2 million in an Indian bank account that went unreported. According to the report, in 2009 he also day-traded nearly $250 million in stock, foreign currencies and futures.

2. At the time of his conviction, Dr. Ahuja was given three years probation and fined $750,000. He was also assessed in excess of $5 million for the failure to submit FBAR report.

3. The federal government filed action against Dr. Ahuj because he hadn't paid the $5 million he owned. The government is seeking a conversion of the $5 million from an assessment into a judgment.

4. Dr. Ahuja has performed around 1,000 cases in his career, according to his website. He focuses on treating brain, spine, arteries and peripheral nerve disorders.

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