North Carolina dentist sentenced to federal prison for tax fraud, ordered to pay $235K+ after pleading guilty

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – A Durham dentist has been sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to tax fraud, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Santa Maria McKibbins will serve one year and a day in federal prison and a year of supervised release, according to the Justice Department.

The Oct. 26 ruling also ordered her to pay restitution in the amount of $235,298.

Documents said McKibbins was a licensed dentist and ran a dental practice known as McKibbins Family Dentistry in Durham.

Before her sentencing hearing, she faced a maximum sentence of three years in prison, monetary penalties and a period of supervised release of up to one year, according to a release.

Sandra J. Hairston, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina, said McKibbins pleaded guilty on July 29 to filing a false tax return.

Source: North Carolina dentist sentenced to federal prison for tax fraud, ordered to pay $235K+ after pleading guilty / msn.com

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