User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


18° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Jared Adrian Going To Prison For Not Paying Taxes

June 9, 2014, 5:48 PM by Ben Dunsmoor

Jared Adrian Going To Prison For Not Paying Taxes
Jared Adrian

SIOUX FALLS, SD -

A Sioux Falls businessman is going to federal prison for 11 months after admitting he didn't pay more than $350,000 in taxes.

Jared Adrian, the owner of Jared Adrian Sod, was sentenced Monday afternoon after pleading guilty to a federal charge of failing to collect and pay taxes.

Adrian and his father - Jerry Adrian - were originally charged in 2012 along with Raymond Ehrman, a 'trust expert,' out of Freeman, South Dakota. Jerry Adrian died in September and charges against Ehrman were dismissed three months later.

2012 Story: Adrian Sod Owner Charged With Avoiding Taxes

Besides being sentenced to nearly a year in federal prison, Adrian has also been ordered to pay the $357,542.70 he owes in back taxes.

Adrian admits he didn't pay personal income tax from 2005 to 2009. He also admits he treated his employees at Jared Adrian Sod like 'contract laborers' and didn't take out any federal employee withholdings from their paychecks.

In court Monday, Jared Adrian apologized and said he was following advice from his late father, Jerry Adrian, who court documents say had sent a letter to the president saying he had 'voluntarily expatriated his citizenship.'

Family members told Judge Karen Schreier Monday that their father had started getting advice from a 'cult-like' group in Freeman, South Dakota, when he decided he didn't need to pay taxes.

"It was preached to us hard," Jared Adrian said of his father's beliefs. "I respected my dad. He was a community leader."

Judge Schreier said Adrian's case is unique because he had the money but chose not to pay taxes.

"Our whole country depends on people paying their federal income tax. You can't just have a large segment of the population deciding they don't want to pay anymore," Schreier said.

Adrian and his attorney did not want to comment after court. Adrian said he plans to pay back his taxes, and his father's taxes, with his inheritance.

He needs to report to prison by June 30.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Four Dead In Sisseton Shooting

11/22/2014 7:09 AM

South Dakota authorities are searching for a Sisseton man following a shooting early Saturday morning that left four people dead and another person in...

Full Story
UPDATE: Sisseton Homicide Suspect Found Dead In Home

11/22/2014 10:40 AM

Colter Richard Arbach has been located and identified as one of the four people shot and killed this morning in Sisseston.

Full Story
Sisseton In Shock After Shooting

11/22/2014 5:51 PM

It appears a Sisseton man killed three people and injured a fourth before killing himself early Saturday morning, according to the South Dakota A...

Full Story | Watch
Names Of Sisseton Shooting Victims Released

11/24/2014 10:32 AM

Authorities release the names of the people shot to death and hurt in Sisseton over the weekend.

Full Story
Three People Arrested For Deadly Stabbing In Wagner

11/23/2014 3:12 PM

Three people have been arrested after a deadly stabbing in Wagner.

Full Story


Events