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Greendale Neurosurgeon Convicted of Tax Fraud Involving Over $8 Million

A jury found Arvind Ahuja guilty of one count of filing a false tax return and one count of failing to file a report of foreign bank and financial accounts for hiding $8.7 million in banks in India.

A Greendale neurosurgeon was convicted by a federal grand jury on tax fraud charges for failing to report $8.7 million in income that he hid in bank accounts in India.

Arvind Ahuja, 50, is scheduled to be sentenced in January by Chief U.S. District Judge Charles Clevert, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He remains free on bond.

Ahuja was found guilty late Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Milwaukee of one count of filing a false tax return in 2009 and one count of failing to file a report of foreign bank and financial accounts. He was acquitted of five charges.

Ahuja wire transferred and maintained millions of dollars in bank accounts in India as well as in Bailiwick of Jersey, a British Crown dependency in the Channel Islands off the coast of Normandy, and France. He failed to report these accounts to the IRS on his 2006-2009 tax returns. 

Ahuja also failed to report more than $2.7 million in interest income that he earned from his accounts in India.

The defense said the case should have been handled civilly, not in criminal court, and that the issue is related to one missed tax form. Attorney Dan Webb said in a statement "failing to check a box on a tax return or attach some arcane form is typically handled as a civil matter by the IRS." 

He has made made full payments due to the IRS, including interest and penalties.

Dr, Deb Harding August 25, 2012 at 04:21 PM
This makes me sad. My husband saw Dr. Ahuja several years ago. He was kind and gentle with us. Does this much money make people behave badly? I can't begin to imagine having millions of dollars. If I did it certainly would not be stashed in foreign banks. So many people could benefit from his generosity. My three children are all urban educators. This weekend my daughter is taking students shopping because they have no clothes. Dr. Ahuja, could you please help out these needy kids?
Kaye August 26, 2012 at 02:31 AM
Dr Deb... Not exactly the forum to solicit funds. ...
Dr. Deb's Friend August 28, 2012 at 02:37 AM
Kaye apparently doesn't understand sarcasm. Too bad.
bobdee August 29, 2012 at 10:19 PM
as they say, don't beleive everything you read in the paper
ashlee pack-zartner September 01, 2012 at 02:57 PM
He saved my 27-year old sister's life. I don't care about his tax fraud. He's the best at what he does. Thank you, Doc.
shelia hall September 04, 2012 at 02:38 AM
He also helped me. Without him I don't know what would of happened. When no one else would listen, he did. He even kept his office opened after hours to see me. Thank you Dr. Ahuja.
mister pib December 04, 2012 at 07:24 PM
He is a crook. Plain and simple. Al Capone saved lives by donating to food kitchens in Chicago. Does that make him a good man?
Alan January 19, 2013 at 01:51 AM
A very good doctor that helped save my wife's life. Very hard to put a price on that!

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