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.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

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

Next Up

Cam Talbot / Minnesota Wild

Wild take Game 1 over Vegas in overtime thriller

It was an epic dual between Cam Talbot and Marc-Andre Fluery.

Taylor Rogers

Twins defense, bullpen squanders another rally

This is the story of the 2021 Twins.

Minneapolis police

3 Mpls officers injured on night of shootings, stabbings and fights

It was a tense weekend for the city of Minneapolis.

Fruen Mill in Minneapolis.

Teen in serious condition after fall at abandoned Minneapolis mill

Multiple urban explorers have been hurt at the Fruen Mill.

Screen Shot 2021-04-12 at 5.44.29 PM

Brooklyn Center City Council votes to create department for noncriminal calls

The resolution is named after Daunte Wright and Kobe Dimock-Heisler, who were both killed by police in Brooklyn Center.

Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 7.54.26 AM

Train derails while passing by lake in Albert Lea

The Union Pacific train derailed Saturday afternoon.

Kaprizov, Wild

5 questions for the Wild's playoff series against Vegas

The Wild seem to have the advantage, but can they win their first playoff series since 2015?

police tape, crime scene

Young girl shot in the head in north Minneapolis

The girl was outside when she was struck by the bullet, police said.

prison, Rush City cell block

Former Army Green Beret and U of M student sentenced for Russian espionage

Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, 46, was sentenced to 188 months in prison.

Miguel Sano

Miguel SanĂ³'s 8th inning blast ends Twins losing streak

The 5-4 victory over the A's snapped a five-game losing streak.

Related

Former Wirth Cos. executive gets probation for cheating IRS

Paul W. Fox, a former top executive of Wirth Cos., was sentenced to three years of probation, 300 hours of community service and ordered to pay $35,536 in restitution to the IRS, the Star Tribune reports. Fox pleaded guilty last December to filing a false income tax return and wage report. Twin Cities hotel developer Jeffrey Wirth was sentenced to 54 months behind bars in September and ordered to pay almost $6.5 million to the IRS for tax evasion.

Former owner of Twin Cities toy company sentenced to 5.5 years in prison

Sandra Calkins pleaded guilty last spring to defrauding investors out of about $9 million. The 67-year-old was the owner of the Edina-based Princess Soft Toys. MPR reports the company closed in 2010 and the brand was bought by a Connecticut-based toymaker.

Hotel development surging throughout Minnesota

Among the projects underway include work on the new $137 million Radisson Blu hotel at the Mall of America. The 500-room hotel is set to open next year, pushing the number of hotel rooms in Bloomington to 8,000.

New Islamic Community Center opens in the Twin Cities

Muslim families celebrated the grand opening of a new mosque in downtown Plymouth Saturday. Despite some neighborhood opposition, KARE 11 reports the Plymouth City Council approved the new center last August.

Minnesota man sentenced to five years in prison for his 11th DWI conviction

47-year-old Michael Allan Andrist was arrested in July after speeding and swerving in Dakota County. The Pioneer Press reports tests revealed he was under the influence of methamphetamine and cocaine. Andrist pled guilty in late February.