RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) _ A 36-year-old Rapid City businessman has been sentenced to eight years in prison for failing to pay sales tax.
Attorney General Marty Jackley and Department of Revenue Secretary Andy Gerlach say that Richard W. Guthmiller, the owner and operator of 605 Collision & Custom Paint, filed eight returns between February 2008 and March 2011 stating he owed no sales tax.
Guthmiller was convicted by a Pennington County jury in February of eight counts of making false or fraudulent sales tax returns in attempting to defeat or evade sales tax.
Guthmiller was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of more than $9,000 in tax, penalty and interest, as well as fees and court costs. He was also fined $1,000 for each of the eight counts.
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