A chiropractor has been arrested for attempting to bribe an Internal Revenue Service auditor who questioned deductions the chiropractor had claimed for payments to two female patients who had accused him of inappropriately touching them.

Stephen Jacobs, 55, of Lowell, Mass., was arrested last Thursday for bribery of a public official. The complaint alleges that Jacobs paid an IRS auditor $5,000 in cash to ignore two deductions he improperly took on his 2011 income tax form. The deductions were actually payments that Jacobs had made to two different women because he touched them inappropriately during medical treatments in 2011 and 2012, according to prosecutors.

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