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Ex-CEO of USVI hospital sentenced for tax evasion

Former CEO of US Virgin Islands hospital sentenced in tax fraud case

Ex-CEO of USVI hospital sentenced for tax evasion

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) -- The former CEO of a U.S. Virgin Islands hospital has been sentenced to nearly two years for tax fraud.

U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez on Tuesday sentenced Rodney E. Miller to 21 months in prison after a jury convicted him of knowingly filing a fraudulent tax return in 2006. He shaved roughly $250,000 off his total income.

In a statement prior to sentencing, Miller said he simply made a mistake on his return. But Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Chisholm said the jury agreed it was done intentionally.

Miller was the CEO of the Roy L. Schneider Hospital in St. Thomas from 2003 until 2007.

In 2011, a separate embezzlement case against Miller and two other hospital executives ended in a mistrial. Another trial is expected to begin in May.

Updated : 2021-07-25 21:58 GMT+08:00