SCRANTON — Dr. Leroy Pelicci owns and runs Pelicci Pain Relief Center in Scranton.
His wife, Ann Pelicci, is listed as an employee.
The two now face charges including conspiracy.
Federal investigators said the couple withdrew more than $430,000 from four Scranton area banks, all to avoid reporting that money to the federal government.
It is a crime called “structuring.”
“It doesn’t surprise me there are so many terrible things that go on and people cheat the government all the time. I mean they literally get away with it,” said Harold Strickland of Old Forge.
Newswatch 16 called the Pelicci Pain Relief Center. We were told Dr. Pelicci was not available for comment.
“Maybe he was just a little greedy and I don’t pass judgement on people but you don’t have to be an astronaut to figure out what’s happening in this world today. Some people never have enough,” said a man who only wanted to be known as Richard from Old Forge.
“It’s only fair, everybody else has to do it and if they’re doing it, it’s illegal, it’s against the law so basically it’s unfair,” said Anthony Borrelli of Scranton.
Federal investigators said if convicted, the Peliccis could face up to 10 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.