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Nurse-anesthesiologist’s Kyrgyzstanian wife additionally charged in scheme
In cases where a federal prosecutor is proper, Edward K. Eastwood’s singles advertisement read something like this: Greeneville healthcare professional searching to buy an international bride to divorce as tax shelter.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Helen Smith is accusing via federal indictment Eastwood, a Greeneville nurse-anesthesiologist, along with his mail-order bride, Elina Gromova-Eastwood, of cooking up a scheme to prevent income taxes in excess of $200,000 from 1997 to 2004.
Based on the 36-page indictment made public Tuesday, the alleged scheme started in 1998 whenever Eastwood told the U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement which he had purchased a bride through the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, a now separate state into the former Soviet Union. She arrived, Smith published, that includes a child and a hefty cost.
“On or around August 8, 1998, Edward K. Eastwood and Elina Gromova finalized a written agreement for wedding which allegedly so long as Edward K. Eastwood decided to spend Elina Gromova a bride cost of $65,000 also to transfer to Elina Gromova genuine property ? in Greene County, Tennessee,” Smith published into the indictment.
Smith contends this mail-order bride ended up being a prepared partner in assisting her spouse acquire home in East Tennessee and Florida, cars and also unusual coins, whilst, claiming towards the IRS which he had no earnings and, consequently, no tax responsibilities.