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

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

KENDALL O. MARQUAR, age 36, a resident of Waveland, Mississippi, pled guilty today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan to the one-count Bill of Information charging him with willfully failing to file taxes, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr.

According to court documents, from in or around 2000 through in or around 2012, MARQUAR, was a Mississippi businessman and owner of K&D Earthworks, 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.  As a result, MARQUAR owes the Internal Revenue Service approximately $156,941 in funds based on the unpaid taxes.  As part of his plea agreement, MARQUAR has agreed to repay this amount to the Internal Revenue Service.

MARQUAR faces a maximum term of imprisonment of one year, a fine of $100,000, and up to one year supervised release following any term of imprisonment.  His sentencing is scheduled for September 9, 2014.

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

(Download Factual Basis )

Updated November 18, 2014