Douglas Wieland of Denver, CO, was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of failure to pay income taxes.
Wieland was the owner of Performance Paving, a company that performed concrete and asphalt work. According to court documents, it was shown that from April 1999 through December 2017, Wieland did not make any payments toward his income taxes, and admitted that he took steps to conceal his income and hide his assets to prevent the IRS seizing them. Wieland opened a “warehouse bank account”, in which there are numerous account holders on a single account where the funds get commingled to maintain financial privacy. He deposited over $1.8 million to pay his personal expenses. Wieland also admitted in court that he would cash customer’s checks whenever possible.
In addition to jail time, Wieland was ordered to pay restitution to the IRS in the amount of $166,658.