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South Sioux City man pleads guilty to tax evasion

South Sioux City man pleads guilty to tax evasion

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A former part owner of a South Sioux City, Nebraska, business has pleaded guilty to tax evasion. In return, federal prosecutors have agreed to seek a lighter sentence.

Thomas Miller’s guilty plea was filed with the U.S. District Court of Nebraska on Monday. He is to be sentenced at a later date. The maximum penalty is five years in prison and a $100,000 fine.

Miller was an employee and part owner of Sioux Plating Co. Inc.

In his plea agreement, he acknowledged that he didn’t file tax returns from 2004 through 2014, even though he was paid by the company. He also took steps to evade income taxes in 2013 and 2014.

And, in August 2011, to conceal his income, his wages were reclassified as vendor payments.

During 2013 and 2014, a majority of the company was sold. During those two years, Miller received about $735,006 in wages and proceeds from the sale. He didn’t report that to the IRS, though he would have owed more than $143,000 in taxes. As part of his plea agreement, he is to pay $143,456 in restitution.

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Nancy Gaarder helps cover public safety and weather events as an editor on The World-Herald's breaking news desk. Follow her on Twitter @gaarder. Email: nancy.gaarder@owh.com

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