A federal grand jury sitting in Pennsylvania, returned an indictment charging a certified registered Pittsburgh nurse anesthetist with five counts of tax evasion and four counts of failure to file federal income tax returns and pay income tax.
According to the charges, Loren Pulliam makes over $500,000 in income between 2002 and 2005, and $1.2 million in additional income between 2008 and 2016, working as a nurse anesthetist at medical facilities in the Pittsburgh area.
Pittsburgh nurse allegedly evaded her tax obligations for the years 2002 through 2005 and 2011 through 2014 by establishing a nominee entity and directing her employers to pay compensation to that entity and then using a bank account opened in the nominee’s name to pay personal expenses.
The indictment further alleges that Pulliam failed to timely file federal income tax returns and paid the taxes due from 2011 through 2014, despite having an obligation to do so.
If convicted, Pulliam faces a statutory maximum sentence of five years in federal prison for each count of tax evasion and one year in federal prison for each failure to file count. Pulliam also faces a period of supervised release, restitution, and monetary penalties.