Ozark Attorney Disbarred by Missouri Supreme Court

By KOLR10 News

Published 02/04 2014 05:25PM

Updated 02/04 2014 07:14PM

OZARK, Mo. -- An attorney from Ozark can no longer practice law in Missouri.

Today the State Supreme Court disbarred Michael C. Stoffregen, 51, of Ozark for “professional misconduct.”

Stoffregen was the sole owner of the Disability and Elder Law Center, formerly the Law Offices of MC Stoffregen.

According to a news release, he admitted that he deducted and withheld taxes from his employees' paychecks, including federal income taxes and Social Security and Medicare taxes, but did not pay that money over to the IRS.

Stoffregen failed to pay over $12,251 in employment taxes for the years 2009-2011.

Stoffregen also admitted that he willfully failed to file federal individual income tax returns for the years 2008-2011.

Since the law office is an S-corporation, all profits or net losses are passed on to Stoffregen as the sole shareholder.

According to a plea agreement, the law office had total gross profits during this time of $802,720.

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