A Virginia doctor pleaded guilty today to willful failure to pay employment taxes.

According to court records, Arshad Pervez Cheema owned and operated Walk-In Medical Center, PC, a medical practice located in Falls Church and Herndon, Virginia.

Over a four-year period from 2012 to 2016, Cheema willfully did not pay over $500,000 in payroll taxes. Instead, he used some of the withheld funds for other business ventures, including to open and run a restaurant in Washington, D.C. In addition, Cheema did not pay corporate taxes for Walk-In Medical Center, PC, nor did he pay employment taxes for another doctor’s office, Falls Church Family Care PC, which he operated.

In total, Cheema did not pay more than $2 million in employment and corporate taxes.

He faces up to five years in prison.

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