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Case Number: 1:15-cr-00093-TC-CMR
Judge: Tena Campbell
Court: United States District Court for the District of Utah (Salt Lake County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Defendant's Attorney: Gregory Skordas
Description: Salt Lake City, Utah criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with filing a false tax return, tax evasion and engaging in a corrupt endeavor.
Derald Wilford Geddes, of Ogden, was a dentist who owned and operated Mount Ogden Dental PC. From approximately 1998 through 2014, Geddes took numerous steps to evade approximately $1.8 million in back federal income taxes that he owed. He also obstructed the IRS’s efforts to collect these taxes, including by filing false liens against properties he owned and submitting to the IRS bogus “bonds to discharge debt” that he claimed were from the account of the former Treasury Secretary.
Geddes faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison for tax evasion and three years in prison for each count of filing a false tax return and impeding the IRS. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Andrea T. Martinez for the District of Utah made the announcement.
This case is being investigated by IRS-Criminal Investigation.
Trial Attorneys Ahmed Almudallal, Christopher Lin and Matthew Hoffman of the Tax Division, and supervisory paralegal Melissa McKinnon of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, are prosecuting the case.
26:7212(a) CORRUPT OR FORCIBLE INTERFERENCE Corrupt Endeavor
26:7201 ATTEMPT TO EVADE OR DEFEAT TAX Tax Evasion
26:7206(1) FRAUD AND FALSE STATEMENTS Filing a False Tax Return
Outcome: 03/18/2022 162 Witness and Exhibit List by USA as to Derald Wilford Geddes (cff) (Entered: 03/18/2022)
03/18/2022 163 Jury Instructions as to Derald Wilford Geddes (cff) (Entered: 03/18/2022)
03/18/2022 164 JURY VERDICT (cff) (Entered: 03/18/2022)