A group of North Platte doctors and their spouses have pleaded guilty to tax evasion.
According to U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg and the IRS, Dr. Walter Weaver, his wife Dr. Deborah Weaver, Dr. Michael Trierweiler and his wife Deanna Trierweiler, all of North Platte, pleaded guilty this week to tax evasion.
The Weavers are accused of evading more than $128,000 in income taxes for the 2003 tax year. The indictment shows that the Weavers allegedly used corporations to hide their income. They each face a maximum penalty of up to 5 years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both.
Dr. Trierweiler is accused of evading more than $93,000 in income taxes from the 2003 tax year. The indictment shows that he attempted to conceal the nature and extent of he and his wife’s joint income, including the use of corporations to hide their income. Mrs. Treirweiler is accused of failing to pay income tax for tax years 2002 and 2003. Mrs. Treirweiler admitted that she did not pay the more than $174,000 in total income taxes during those two years. Dr. Trierweiler faces up to 5 years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both. Mrs. Trierweiler faces up to 1 year in prison, a $100,000 fine or both.
Sentencing for the Weavers is set for October 27th. Sentencing for the Trierweilers is set for October 28th.