Ex-Security Co. Owner Gets 13 Years For Tax Scheme

Law360, New York (April 11, 2011, 3:26 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Texas sentenced a former security company owner to 12 1/2 years in prison on Friday for allegedly bilking the U.S. out of more than $5.7 million in a 23-year scheme to dodge employment taxes.

In a hearing in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Judge Ewing Werlein Jr. ordered John Heard, owner and operator of Superior Protection Inc., to pay $8.8 million in restitution and serve 12 years and 7 months in prison followed by three years of...
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