Parkersburg Attorney Sentenced For Federal Tax Crimes

A Parkersburg attorney who pleaded guilty to a federal tax crime is headed to prison.

Richard Hayhurst was sentenced to 21 months behind bars in federal court in Charleston Wednesday morning.

Following his time in custody Hayhurst will have to serve 3 years supervised release and will also has to pay $400,000 in restitution.

Back in November Hayhurst pleaded guilty to failure to pay trust fund taxes for employees.

Federal officials say in total Hayhurst failed to pay more than $405,000 in taxes.

Prosecutors say Hayhurst withheld money from employees' paychecks for taxes between 2000 and 2006.

But did not pay that money to the IRS.

They also said he failed to pay his own personal income taxes for three years during that time.

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