Moses Lake man gets prison for tax evasion

By the Herald staffMay 2, 2013 

A Moses Lake man was sentenced Thursday for failing to report $2.6 million in income to the IRS.

J. Scott Vrieling, 50, was sentenced to two years in federal prison, plus one year court supervision after he's released, the U.S. Attorney for Eastern District of Washington said in a release.

He was convicted on four counts of failing to file federal income tax returns from 2004-07. The judge also ordered Vrieling to pay $939,258 to the IRS for unpaid taxes, to file all delinquent income tax returns, and to pay penalties and interest in an amount to be determined by the IRS.

Vrieling also was fined more than $100,000 for prosecution costs.

According to court records, Vrieling is the owner of Vrieling Financial in Moses Lake. He was an independent insurance agent.

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