Raleigh Physician Pleads Guilty To State Tax Charges

Date: 5/18/2005

RALEIGH – A Raleigh physician pleaded guilty Tuesday in Wake County District Court to tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Dr. Danny Silver, 41, of 2921 Allenby Drive, Raleigh, pleaded guilty on May 17, 2005 to six counts of willful failure to file his North Carolina individual income tax returns and five counts of failure to pay the taxes due.

Wake County District Court Judge Robert Radar sentenced Silver to a 45-day prison term. The sentence was suspended and Silver was placed on supervised probation for one year. He paid $60,000 in back taxes prior to his sentencing.

Silver was arrested in November 2004 and charged with willful failure to file his 1998 through 2003 state income tax returns. He moved to Carrollton, Texas and worked as an emergency room physician at the Fort Worth Plaza Medical Center. He failed to appear for his March 16, 2005 court proceeding and was arrested on the outstanding charges by the Texas Department of Public Safety. Silver waived extradition and was transported back to North Carolina to face the charges. He was given credit for the 16 days he spent in custody and ordered to pay $1,260.72 for the transportation cost of his extradition from Texas.

According to evidence presented in court, Silver’s income exceeded $2 million during the years he was charged with not filing his state tax returns.

The charges against Silver resulted from an investigation by an auditor in the Department of Revenue’s Raleigh Field Examinations Office and a special agent with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.

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