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Former Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office Vendor And Mississippi Businessman, Kendall O. Marquar, Sentenced For Failing To File Taxes

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite announced today that KENDALL O. MARQUAR, 36, a resident of Waveland, Mississippi, was sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan to 12 months of home detention with electronic monitoring after pleading guilty to the one-count Bill of Information charging him with willfully failing to file taxes.  In additional to the term of home incarceration, MARQUAR was ordered to pay $156,941 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service and a fine of $3,162.

According to court documents, from in or around 2000 through in or around 2012, MARQUAR, a Mississippi businessman, owned a company called K&D Earthworks that was a maintenance and construction vendor at the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office (“OPSO”).  During the years 2007, 2008, and 2009, MARQUAR and K&D Earthworks earned approximately $580,379 in taxable income, mainly from work performed at the OPSO.  As set forth in the factual basis, MARQUAR failed to file taxes during the years 2007 through 2009.

Special Agent in Charge Gabriel L. Grchan stated, "Kendall Marquar knew that failing to file his income tax returns was a violation of the law and would bring about severe consequences.  Now he must accept the punishment for his actions and will be required to pay his fair share.  IRS-CI also thanks the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for their partnership in the investigation and prosecution of this case."

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigative Division. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Matt Chester.

Updated November 18, 2014