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Orthodontist gets home confinement for concealing assets

A Columbus orthodontist was sentenced last week to home confinement and probation for concealing assets.

Sammy Caves pleaded guilty in May to concealment of assets belonging to the bankruptcy estate of a debtor. On Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Clay Land sentenced him to six months of home confinement with electronic monitoring and five years' probation. He must also provide $50,000 worth of free dental care to the poor and pay a $5,000 fine.

Prosecutors said Caves filed for bankruptcy in 2003, though he didn't list all his assets and later tried to hide them from his creditors.

Caves didn't disclose 18 firearms and a gun safe worth about $8,400. A gold Rolex watch, insured for about $18,800 and discovered during a creditor's meeting, also wasn't disclosed by Caves.

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