In Atlanta, a federal grand jury returned an indictment recently charging an Adairsville man with failing to pay employment taxes and obstructing the IRS’s collection efforts.
According to the indictment, from 2009 through 2018, Douglas Mittleider was in charge of several long-term care facilities located throughout the United States. He was reportedly responsible for withholding and paying employment taxes on behalf of his employees. Notwithstanding his obligations, Mittleider allegedly did not fully pay over these withholdings, resulting in an outstanding balance to the IRS of more than $10,000,000. From approximately November 2011 to the present, Mittleider allegedly attempted to obstruct IRS efforts to collect employment taxes due by filing false employment tax returns and directing payment of corporate funds to his family members instead of the IRS.
The defendant’s initial court appearance will be scheduled later in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of three years in prison on the obstruction charge and five years in prison on each of the others. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.