Conviction stands for former Rapid City surgeon



    RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a former Rapid City surgeon convicted of trying to cheat the government out of more than $1 million in taxes.
 
     Fifty-six-year-old Edward Picardi, of Sturgis, was accused of sending millions of dollars of income out of the country and filtering the money through offshore accounts to avoid paying taxes.
 
     A jury in 2012 convicted Picardi on 13 felony counts after a three-week trial and he was sentenced in May to five years in federal prison.
 
     His medical license was also revoked.
 
     The Internal Revenue Service filed a civil case against him for $3.7 million in back taxes and penalties. 

     
 AP-WF-01-14-14 

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