A U.S. manufacturer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $350,000 in restitution for failure to pay employee taxes.
Curtis Alan Perry, from 2013 to 2016, operated an ammunition manufacturing business in Laramie, Wyoming, which sold products under the Ammo Kan brand.
The U.S. Justice Department said although he withheld federal taxes from his employees’ paychecks, Perry did not pay those taxes to the IRS.
Instead, Perry used the unpaid employment taxes to support himself and his business.
The sentencing judge found that Perry also evaded federal excise taxes on ammunition sales.
Perry pled guilty to 12 counts of tax evasion following his indictment. His sentencing includes three years supervised release and a $1,200 special assessment.
“The sentence handed down today is a direct reflection of the seriousness of Mr. Perry’s crimes,” said Andy Tsui, special agent in charge of the IRS criminal investigation.