Federal Tax Evasion Hits an Attorney and Doctor

According to AP reports, a lawyer-turned-tax preparer was jailed after a jury convicted him of helping a radiologist and others hide $24 million in income. A defense lawyer for 59-year-old Bernard J. Bagdis of Norristown says his client was obsessed with the tax code and did not believe he had to file or pay taxes, in part because of business losses. The jury found otherwise, convicting Bagdis, 57-year-old radiologist Bertram Russell of Gladwyne and 63-year-old engineer Richard Frase of Schoharie, N.Y., of dozens of counts. Nine defendants pleased guilty before trial. Prosecutors say Russell filed no taxes despite earning nearly $3 million in income from 1998 to 2006.

They say the 12 defendants together avoided nearly $5 million in taxes.


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