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More charges for former prison doctor

More Charges for former prison doctor

A Lehigh County doctor who investigators say pretended to be an impoverished minister to avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes is facing even more charges.

The feds have filed eleven more charges against Doctor Erik Von Kiel of New Tripoli.

Prosecutors say Von Kiel used an elaborate scheme to defraud the I-R-S for more than a decade.

They say Von Kiel claimed he was a minister while he was really raking in more than $200,000 annually.

He once worked as a doctor at the Lehigh County Prison.

If convicted he faces a maximum sentence of 108 years in prison.


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