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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 29, 2016

Rapid City Business Owner Sentenced for Failing to Pay Taxes

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Willful Failure to Withhold and Pay Over Tax was sentenced on April 25, 2016, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Scott Sogge, age 62, was sentenced to 12 months of imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund and $270,085.17 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.

Sogge was charged on November 16, 2015, and pleaded guilty on December 4, 2015. The conviction stems from Sogge, a local business owner, willfully failing to pay over taxes related to the employment of individuals receiving wages from his business between April 1 and June 20, 2011.

The investigation was conducted by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, and the U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregg Peterman prosecuted the case.

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Updated April 29, 2016