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Wichita Business Owner Pleads Guilty In $250,000 Tax Case

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

WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita business owner pleaded guilty Friday to withholding more than $258,000 in taxes from employee salaries that he failed to paid over to the government, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.


Michael J. Skladzien, 54, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of failing to pay over taxes. In his plea, he admitted that while he owned S&S Floor Maintenance he withheld approximately $258,610 from salaries of employees to pay federal taxes. Instead of paying the funds over to the government, he spent the money on personal expenses including gambling.


Sentencing is set for Aug. 11, 2017. He faces up to five years in federal prison. Beall commended Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation and Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger for their work on the case.

Updated May 26, 2017