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Dentist gets 30 months in prison for filing false tax return

An Amherst dentist who was convicted in federal court of filing a false tax return has been sentenced to 30 months in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Charles Weber, 63, of Snyder also was ordered Thursday to pay restitution totaling $190,547 to the I.R.S. by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

According to prosecutors, prior to 2009, Weber operated a private dental practice in Williamsville. In April 2009, Weber filed tax returns for 2006 and 2007 that falsely stated he was not a U.S. citizen and had not been present in the country at any time during those years. He also falsely claimed that his only taxable income in 2006 and 2007 came from dividends, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

In addition to his income from dividends, Weber — who was born in the United States — had gross receipts from his dental business in excess of $297,000 for 2006 and in excess of $283,000 for 2007, prosecutors said.

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