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Ohio Supreme Court Suspends License Of Columbus Lawyer

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The Ohio Supreme Court suspended the license of a Columbus lawyer for his involvement in a $500,000 tax fraud scheme at a South Side medical clinic.

Marcus Dunn, 51, of Bexley pled guilty last November to obstructing the collection of taxes by the Internal Revenue Service, which is considered a felony. The case revolves around a more than $500,000 tax fraud scheme for a physician who ran a “pill mill” clinic on Columbus’ South Side.

The physician, Dr. Kevin Lake, was shot and killed at his New Albany home in 2017 before he was scheduled to start a five-year federal prison term for several drug, tax and fraud charges.

Dunn worked for Lake from 2007 through at least 2015 giving him advice on taxes related to Lake's businesses.  Those included the Columbus Southern Medical Clinic at 2912 S. High Street.

Dunn could face up to three years in prison when a judge sentences him May 1.

Debbie Holmes has worked at WOSU News since 2009. She has hosted All Things Considered, since May 2021. Prior to that she was the host of Morning Edition and a reporter.