Lawyer accused of failing to pay taxes reaches plea deal

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Rapid City lawyer and one-time public prosecutor accused of failing to pay federal income taxes has reached a plea deal.

The Rapid City Journal reports that former Pennington County State’s Attorney’s Office Chief Deputy Gregory Sperlich scheduled to plead guilty next week to two counts of failing to pay taxes. He faces up to one year in prison on each count.

Court records show Sperlich has agreed to pay $227,799 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.

Sperlich is accused of failing to pay income and self-employment taxes from 2013-2016.

Paul Winter, Sperlich’s defense lawyer, says his client is still practicing law.

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