- Associated Press - Thursday, October 20, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted a Utah chiropractor on charges accusing him of writing bad checks to try to pay his overdue tax bill.

The indictment handed up in Salt Lake City on Wednesday charges 64-year-old Louis Hansen of Orem with one count of attempted tax evasion and one count of corruptly attempting to impair and impede enforcement of the law.

Federal prosecutors accuse Hansen of writing a $343,000 check to the IRS linked to a closed bank account in March 2012 to pay for taxes he owes dating to 2005.

Three months later he allegedly wrote four checks totaling $425,000 that also were tied to closed accounts.

The IRS says he owed about $240,000 in back taxes at the time.

If convicted, he faces a maximum of up to eight years in prison.



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