Owner of South Hills Suboxone Clinic Sentenced for Filing False Income Tax Returns

PITTSBURGH, PA. – A resident of Washington County, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to five years of probation with 180 days of incarceration at Renewal, Inc. along with 180 days of home incarceration, a $15,000 fine and ordered to pay $391,472 in restitution on his conviction of filing false income tax returns, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Allan W. Clark, M.D.

According to information presented to the court, Clark was the owner and operator of the South Hills Recovery Project (SHRP), a strictly cash-based suboxone clinic. A patient’s first visit fee during the relevant times was $250. The follow-up monthly visits were $150. Over the course of 2011, 2012 and 2013, Clark hired approximately 11 different doctors to work part time at SHRP to assist him in handling the follow up visits. Of the $150 collected from the patient for the follow- up visit, the 11 doctors were paid approximately half, or $75, and SHRP kept the other $75. Clark did not report all of the cash collected, and used some of it for personal expenses such as improvements on his home.

Assistant United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigations for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Clark.