Kansas City man sentenced to prison for tax fraud scheme

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City man has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for tax fraud.

Federal prosecutors for Missouri say 40-year-old William Patrick Vogt was sentenced Friday in federal court. Vogt pleaded guilty in May to one count of false statements on a tax return and agreed to pay more than $466,500 restitution to the IRS and nearly $76,000 restitution to the state of Missouri.

Vogt, who owns lawn and landscaping company By The Blade in Parkville, Missouri, admitted he vastly underreported his business income on individual federal income tax returns for 2013 through 2015 for a total of more than $1.4 million.

Prosecutors say Vogt deposited business receipts into his personal account and cashed checks to the company rather than deposit them to hide his income.

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