Sandy man charged with tax evasion

Sandy man charged with tax evasion

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A Sandy man is facing federal charges for allegedly not paying more than $7 million in payroll taxes.

A grand jury indicted Richard R. Whatley, 51, earlier this week.

Prosecutors say Whatley withheld taxes from the paychecks of employees at four businesses he co-owned, but then failed to pay that money to the government from 2001 to 2006.

If convicted of the charges against him, Whatley could face up to 25 years in prison.

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