' Medical Mafia' Insider Sentenced to Prison - 8 News NOW

'Medical Mafia' Insider Sentenced to Prison

Posted: Updated:
Howard Awand Howard Awand

LAS VEGAS -- Howard Awand, a businessman described as the head of a group known as the Medical Mafia, has been sentenced to 48 months in prison and ordered by a federal judge to pay a $2.5 million fine.

Awand was sentenced Tuesday for failing to pay millions in income taxes. Award's wife, Linda, was also sentenced to serve 36 months.

Awand worked as a medical consultant with doctors and lawyers on personal injury cases and made millions of dollars. During his trial, he told the court that his bookkeeper had dropped the ball and his tax accountant had quit. Awand admitted that he owed the taxes and had planned to pay at some point.

  • Las Vegas NewsLas Vegas NewsMore>>

  • State finds adults changed student answers on tests at Kelly Elementary

    State finds adults changed student answers on tests at Kelly Elementary

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:32:56 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- The state says that one or more adults at Kelly Elementary School changed answer sheets on standardized test given in spring 2012. More>>
    The state says that one or more adults at Kelly Elementary School changed answer sheets on standardized test given in spring 2012. However, they have not been able to determine which individual or individuals did it.More>>
  • Gloria Lee Pleads 'Not Guilty' in most recent charges

    Gloria Lee Pleads 'Not Guilty' in most recent charges

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:22:26 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- The woman accused of setting fire to her pet store pleaded not guilty to charges of insurance fraud. Gloria Lee appeared in Clark County District Court Wednesday morning. She was indictedMore>>
    The woman accused of setting fire to her pet store pleaded not guilty to charges of insurance fraud.More>>
  • Nevada Supreme Court removes Schaefer from ballot

    Nevada Supreme Court removes Schaefer from ballot

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:07:34 GMT
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld the removal of a state controller candidate from the June primary ballot because of his residency status.Justices unanimously agreed with a lower court ruling that Democratic candidate John Michael Schaefer is not qualified to run for the constitutional office.The secretary of state's office challenged Schaefer's eligibility after obtaining information that he was registered to vote in California and last year ran for the Los Angel...More>>
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld the removal of a state controller candidate from the June primary ballot because of his residency status.Justices unanimously agreed with a lower court ruling that Democratic candidate John Michael Schaefer is not qualified to run for the constitutional office.The secretary of state's office challenged Schaefer's eligibility after obtaining information that he was registered to vote in California and last year ran for the Los Angel...More>>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KLAS. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.