Fla. Businessman Gets 51 Months For 7 Years Of Tax Evasion

Law360, Miami (June 28, 2016, 5:15 PM EDT) -- A Florida businessman has been sentenced to 51 months in prison for seven years of tax evasion and wire fraud in connection with an investment scheme he ran involving multiple ventures, including an insurance provider and several companies with gambling interests in the Caribbean.

Trenton S. Sommerville, 48, of Destin, received his sentence on Friday morning in Pensacola, although U.S. District Judge M. Casey Rodgers deferred for 90 days her determination on restitution. As of May 2012, Sommerville owed nearly $550,000 in unpaid taxes for the tax years 2004 through 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Sommerville pled guilty...

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