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Doctor, Wife Admit Failing to Report $296,000 in Income

September 24, 1997|JAMES S. GRANELLI | TIMES STAFF WRITER

SANTA ANA — A former Westminster doctor and his wife have pleaded guilty to felony charges of failing to report nearly $296,000 on their individual and corporate income tax returns.

Dr. David Dung Le, 54, and Kim Huong Le, 46, who lived in Laguna Niguel, were allowed to return to their home in Texas after entering pleas late Monday to two counts each of filing false returns for 1990.

Each faces a maximum sentence of six years in prison. They are scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 22 before U.S. District Judge Gary L. Taylor.

But under plea agreements, David Le will probably receive probation and Kim Le, who was the bookkeeper for the Westminster medical practice, will be sentenced to "something less than a year" in prison, Assistant U.S. Atty. Jean A. Kawahara said.

They owe back taxes on $295,940 plus interest and penalties. The Internal Revenue Service did not reveal the total amount owed.

The Les moved to Texas last year. The investigation began several years ago, and they were indicted in April, Kawahara said.

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