W.Va. man sentenced for tax evasion

Published 9:54 am Wednesday, April 8, 2009

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A judge is recommending that a Barboursville businessman serve a tax evasion sentence at a federal medical center.

U.S. District Judge Chuck Chambers sentenced Terry M. Bowling on Monday to one year and one day. Chambers also ordered Bowling to pay $336,392.29 in restitution to the federal government. According to court records, Chambers granted a sentencing variance due to Bowling’s health.

Bowling had pleaded guilty in January to evading personal income taxes and federal employment taxes.

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Bowling admitted that he paid some employees of his medical transportation business in cash, without withholding employment taxes.

He also admitted failing to pay employment taxes for a bar and video lottery business.