Owner Of Clinic Gets 35 Months In Prison

He was also ordered to pay IRS more than $500,000.

A Florida pain clinic owner was sentenced to 35 months in federal prison and ordered to repay the IRS $359,209, in addition to a $150,000 fine.

Tom Wynne, 65, of Pinellas Park, Florida, owned and operated Pain and Wellness Clinic, a pain management clinic in Pinellas County, Florida. He hired medical doctors to prescribe for patients large quantities of Schedule II controlled substances, such as oxycodone and hydromorphone, outside the usual course of professional practice. Wynne used the illegal proceeds generated from his clinic to purchase real estate in the Tampa Bay area.

For each tax year, beginning in 2014 and continuing through tax year 2017, Wynne underreported his clinic’s gross receipts on his tax filings. He also conspired and agreed with physicians to defraud the IRS by creating and preparing, among other false and fraudulent tax-related documents, false and fraudulent IRS Forms 1099 to pay the clinic’s two doctors. Wynne had pleaded guilty to the charges.