Central Point couple pleads to tax evasion

A Central Point couple will pay more than $400,000 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service after pleading guilty Monday to tax evasion charges before a U.S. District Court magistrate in Eugene.

Kenneth L. Anderson and Dorothy S. Anderson each pleaded guilty to two counts of willfully failing to file federal income tax returns for the calendar years 2004 and 2005. The couple made their plea before Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Karin J. Immergut.

As part of their plea agreement, the Andersons agreed to file tax returns and pay all taxes due and owing, including more than $400,000 in combined restitution to the IRS, according to statements made in open court.

From 2002 through 2005, the Andersons, both personally and through their corporation, AGK Services Inc., earned more than $1.3 million in commissions by selling Mannatech Inc. health supplements. During that period, the Andersons did not file corporate income tax returns on behalf of AGK Services, Immergut said.

According to www.irs.gov, about 800 people were convicted of willfully failing to file tax returns from 2006 thorough 2008.

The Andersons each face up to two years in prison, a $50,000 fine and two years of supervised probation in addition to the restitution. The case against the Andersons was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott E. Bradford.

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