Doctor Admits to Filing False Tax Returns

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ALBANY, NEW YORK – Ehab Kodsi, age 56, of Watervliet, New York, pled guilty today to filing a false tax return and admitted to deliberately underreporting his income from 2015 to 2018.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Thomas Fattorusso, Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Office, Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation (“IRS-CI”).

Kodsi, a medical doctor, is the sole owner of a pain management clinic located in Queensbury, New York.  He is also a partner in a real estate company that owns several properties, including the office building in Queensbury that houses his pain management clinic.

In pleading guilty, Kodsi admitted that from 2015 to 2018, he underreported his businesses’ revenues to the IRS, and improperly deducted personal and business expenses.  As a result, Kodsi failed to report a total of $822,069 in income and failed to pay $245,212 in taxes.

Kodsi did not report income received from third parties reimbursing services provided by his pain management clinic, deducted personal expenses as business expenses, deducted the same business expense multiple times, and overstated business expenses related to his and his family’s use of vehicles.

Kodsi faces up to 3 years in prison, and a maximum $250,000 fine, when Senior United District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn sentences him on September 8, 2022.  He has also agreed to pay restitution to the IRS in the amount of $245,212.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.

This case was investigated by IRS-CI and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.