Gary Hunsche, the owner of Unique Personal Consultants, a staffing company in Illinois, pleaded guilty for failing to pay millions in federal payroll taxes.
Hunsche’s company provided thousands of temporary workers to hundreds of businesses throughout the state. From 2014 to 2016 Hunsche withheld over 8 million dollars in federal taxes from the paychecks of 3000-5000 employees, and kept more than 4 million dollars for himself.
Hunsche admitted to using the funds for personal expenses, including unpaid taxes and landscaping for his personal residence, a barn with a full size indoor basketball court, a pond with exotic fish, and partial construction of a new home.
He faces up to five years in prison and millions in restitution.