Springs chiropractor found guilty of defrauding IRS

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DENVER (KKTV) - A Colorado Springs chiropractor has been found guilty of trying to defraud the IRS by filing false tax return over three separate years.

From 2008-2010, the U.S. Department of Justice says 45-year-old Thomas Gehrmann and a second Springs resident, 53-year-old Eric Carlson, used money from their chiropractic office for personal use and failed to report that income to the IRS. Following a six-day trial, Gehrmann was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud the United States and of filing three false income tax returns. Carlson had already pleaded guilty to the charges in October.

Gehrmann faces up to five years in prison for conspiracy to defraud the United States and three years in prison for each count of filing a false tax return, the DOJ said. He will be sentenced in March.

He is currently out on bond.