Real estate appraiser ordered to pay $75,000 for attempted tax evasion


ALANY – A Sunrise, Florida man was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay restitution of over $75,297 following his conviction in federal court for attempted tax evasion.
Peter Kellner, 77, pled guilty last November.
A licensed real estate appraiser formerly of Philmont, Kellner incurred a personal tax liability that grew to approximately $86,200 by October 2008. In an effort to reduce his owed tax, he submitted a false offering of compromise to the IRS, falsely stating assets of $8,612. At that time, officials said he had assets of $79,263 in the form of 81 US Postal Service money orders that he did not disclose to the IRS.