Valley Chiropractor Pleads Guilty to IRS Bribe

A Lowell chiropractor pleaded guilty Friday to bribing an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) auditor.

Steven Jacobs, 56, of Lowell, pleaded guilty to bribery of a public official. Jacobs paid an IRS auditor $5,000 in cash to favorably end an audit and ignore two deductions Jacobs improperly took on his 2011 and 2012 income tax returns. These deductions were in fact payments Jacobs made to two different women after they accused him of touching them inappropriately during medical treatments during 2011 and 2012. He was arrested on federal charges in February of this year.

No information on the IRS auditor was released.

U.S. District Judge William G. Young scheduled sentencing for Jan. 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Robert O’Malley, special agent in charge of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, made the announcement Friday. The case is being prosecuted by Eugenia M. Carris of Ortiz’s Public Corruption Unit.