Salisbury chiropractor facing tax fraud charges

BALTIMORE - A Salisbury chiropractor was indicted Monday of one count of corruptly endeavoring to impede the Internal Revenue Service and six counts of filing false tax returns, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Dr. Warren Gregory Belcher, 58, operated a chiropractic business for two decades in Salisbury. Belcher is accused of filing false income tax returns from 2009 to 2015 where he failed to report that he ran a business and failed to report any business income. He is also accused of submitting fraudulent forms to the IRS between 2008 and 2015 and threatening legal action against insurance companies and other third parties if they reported his income to the IRS, the Department of Justice said.

Belcher was scheduled to have an initial appearance Wednesday in the U.S. District Court in Baltimore.

Department of Justice officials say Belcher could face a maximum of three years in prison for each count against him if he is convicted.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean R. Delaney and Trial Attorney Melissa S. Siskind of the Justice Department's Tax Division are prosecuting the case, officials said.

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