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Utah Roofing Company Owner Sentenced For Tax Evasion

On October 27, 2008, in Salt Lake City, Utah, David Roger Hemmert, was sentenced to 12 months and a day in prison and ordered to pay $134,614 in restitution for federal income tax evasion. Hemmert, owner and operator of Northwind Roofing, Inc. (Northwind), pleaded guilty in August 2008 to one count of tax evasion. He deposited third party checks from Northwind's customers into a bank account and received cash back, ranging from $1,000 to $9,500 per deposit. Hemmert acknowledged he knowingly and willfully failed to report some of that cash as taxable income on his personal federal tax returns.