Dr. Joseph Jacob Hummel a medical doctor from North Carolina, pled guilty to charges of corruptly obstructing the due administration of the internal revenue laws.
As shown in court, Dr. Hummel purchased a home from a friend, who repaid Hummel for the purchase a short time later. While being interviewed by Special Agents from the IRS regarding the real estate transaction, Dr. Hummel falsely stated that he rented the property to the original owner and tried to support this statement with a sham lease.
Dr. Hummel faces a maximum of three years in prison, supervised release, and monetary fines. His sentencing is scheduled for March 26, 2019.