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A Brentwood couple pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy to defraud the United States in the collection of income taxes, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Dr. Jeffrey Cephus McCoy Jr., 70, and Andra McCoy, 68, admitted they impeded the IRS’s collection of their income taxes for more than 10 years, from July 25, 2002, to Aug. 13, 2014, Rivera's office said.

The McCoys filed false tax returns for the years 2003‑2007 that included fictitious withholding amounts, false bond forms and failed to report taxable income, Rivera's office said. They also submitted false documents to the IRS and placed their assets under alternative names.

Dr. McCoy, a radiologist, provided radiological services under contracts with healthcare providers, according to the indictment.

A sentencing hearing will be scheduled by the court. The married couple face a maximum sentence of five years in prison, a fine of $250,000 and three years of supervised release.

Reach Ariana Sawyer at asawyer@tennessean.com or on Twitter @a_maia_sawyer.

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