Rapid City business owner sentenced for not paying employee taxes

RAPID CITY, S.D. — On Tuesday, United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Rapid City business owner was convicted for Failure to Withhold, Properly Account for, and Pay Over Tax.

72-year-old Frank Morrison was sentenced on June 30 to 13 months in federal prison with two years of supervised release.

Morrison is also ordered to pay a $200,000 fine, $684,927.56 in restitution to the IRS and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

As the owner of Thirsty’s Bar and Restaurant, Morrison withheld taxes from his employees from 2008 to 2020, failed to pay over taxes to the IRS and used a large portion of the funds for personal use.

Morrison was charged on March 18 of this year and pleaded guilty to the charges on April 1.

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