He pleaded guilty to tax evasion and money laundering in relation to his pain clinic.

The owner of a Florida pain-management clinic faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit tax evasion, one count of tax evasion, and seven counts of money laundering.

According to court records, Tom Wynne, who owned and operated Pain and Wellness Clinic in Pinellas County, Florida, hired medical doctors to prescribe large quantities of controlled substances, such as oxycodone and hydromorphone, outside the usual course of professional practice. Wynne used the illegal proceeds generated from the 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 the clinic’s gross receipts on his tax filings. He also conspired and agreed with clinic 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.

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