According to court documents, Dr. Joseph Jacob Hummel purchased the home of an acquaintance, only to be repaid for the purchase a short time later. When Special Agents with Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS) interviewed Dr. Hummel about this real estate transaction, he falsely stated that he rented the property to the original owner and then sent the agents a sham lease, supporting this statement.
Hummel faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison. He also faces a period of supervised release and monetary penalties. Sentencing is scheduled for March 26, 2019.
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Zuckerman and United States Attorney Martin thanked special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation, who conducted the investigation, and Trial Attorney Kevin Schneider of the Tax Division and Assistant United States Attorney Frank Chut, who are prosecuting the case.