Wendy Brockenbrough, the owner of three businesses in Virginia, pleaded guilty for failing to pay over payroll taxes that she deducted from her employees’ paychecks from 2011 to 2019. She is also accused of failing to file quarterly tax returns for each of her three businesses.
An avid fisherman, Brockenbrough holds the Virginia state record for catching the largest albacore tuna, at 70 pounds, 11 ounces, in 2019.
Her actions caused the IRS a loss of $2,721,268.00. In addition to restitution, she faces up to 15 years in prison.