ILADS Speaker David Younger: Tax Fraud, Professional Misconduct

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David S. Younger, MD is a neurologist in New York who pleaded guilty to felony tax fraud and professional misconduct.

Younger has spoken at conferences by the pseudoscience groups ILADS and Lyme Disease Association. Lyme Disease Association has also given him money for a “research grant”. Younger promotes the use of pricey IVIG (intravenous immunoglobulin) treatment for Lyme disease, even though the CDC warns against it. 

Tax fraud

For the charge of felony tax fraud, Younger was sentenced in 2016 to four months in prison, a $25,000 fine, and payment of $937,049.66 restitution to the IRS. According to the Department of Justice, the tax fraud was “in connection with his falsely classifying and deducting, in 2007 and 2008, over $580,000 in personal expenses – including golf and country club dues, property taxes for his home, and the purchase of a Mickey Mantle baseball card – as business expenses attributable to his medical professional corporation.”

Professional Misconduct

In 2017, the New York Board for Professional Medical Conduct charged Younger with committing professional misconduct because he had committed a crime under federal law. Younger pleaded guilty to the misconduct charge. He received three years probation and a fine of $5,000.


New York Board for Professional Medical Conduct: David Younger Discipline

United States Attorney: Charges against David Younger

Courtlistener: United States v Younger

Department of Justice: Westchester Neurologist Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court To Tax Fraud Violation

Department of Justice: Westchester Neurologist Sentenced To Prison For Tax Fraud

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Lohud: Doctor jailed for Mantle baseball card tax fraud

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