West Virginia Businessman Sentenced on Tax Charges

August 21, 2008

A West Virginia businessman will spend 18 months in prison for failing to turn over to the federal government income and insurance taxes collected from employees.

George Steven Rogers of Mt. Clare was sentenced Aug. 18 in federal court in Clarksburg. He also must spend three years on supervised release and make restitution of $205,873 to the federal government.

The 58-year-old Rogers pleaded guilty on Jan. 22 to one court of failure to pay federal income taxes.

Rogers was president of Maroma Foods Inc. Prosecutors say he deducted and collected more than $214,000 from workers for their income and federal insurance taxes from 2002 to 2004, but didn’t turn the money over to the Internal Revenue Service.

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