' 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>>

  • Police investigate double stabbing

    Police investigate double stabbing

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:17:18 GMT
    Two people suffering stab wounds were rushed to the hospital Friday afternoon, Metro Police said.More>>
    Two people suffering stab wounds were rushed to the hospital Friday afternoon, Metro Police said.More>>
  • Street performers peeved over downtown bathroom ban

    Street performers peeved over downtown bathroom ban

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:48:54 GMT
    Street performers bring a lot of entertainment to the Fremont Street Experience, but some of their say they are being forced out of the area when it comes to taking a bathroom break.More>>
    Street performers bring a lot of entertainment to the Fremont Street Experience, but some of their say they are being forced out of the area when it comes to taking a bathroom break.More>>
  • UMC lays off 100 employees

    UMC lays off 100 employees

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-04-19 18:05:59 GMT
    University Medical Center laid off more than 100 employees Friday and announced it will close four care centers.More>>
    University Medical Center laid off more than 100 employees Friday and announced it will close four care centers.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.