Twin Cities hotel developer sentenced to 4.5 years in federal prison

Jeffrey Wirth of Plymouth will spend 54 months behind bars for tax evasion and ordered to pay almost $6.5 million to the IRS, the Pioneer Press reports. He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to evade millions of dollars in federal taxes in May.
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Jeffrey Wirth of Plymouth will spend 54 months behind bars for tax evasion and ordered to pay almost $6.5 million to the IRS, the Pioneer Press reports.

The Star Tribune reports, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to evade millions of dollars in federal taxes in May.

The Business Journal notes Wirth was the developer behind the Waterpark of America in Bloomington, Grand Rios Hotel & Waterpark in Brooklyn Park and the Grand Hotel in downtown Minneapolis

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