Federal judge sentences ex-dental clinic owner for payroll tax fraud

A Marshfield, Mo. man whose wife was sentenced earlier for her role in a Medicaid fraud scheme involving their dental clinics was sentenced in federal court for failing to pay over payroll taxes and collecting unemployment benefits he wasn’t entitled to receive.

Lorin G. Van Drie, 61, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to two years and eight months in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Van Drie to pay restitution in an amount yet to be determined.

Van Drie and his wife, Pamela M. Van Drie, 60, were convicted at trial on Feb. 20, 2019, of all 40 counts contained in a federal indictment. Lorin Van Drie was convicted of stealing public money, participating in a conspiracy to defraud the government, and 18 counts of failing to pay over employment taxes. Pamela Van Drie was sentenced on Oct. 9, 2019, to four years and nine months in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered her to pay $1,139,794 in restitution.

Source: Federal judge sentences ex-dental clinic owner for payroll tax fraud / KY3

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