Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. has sentenced William B. Pringle, III to three years in federal prison for tax evasion. He also was ordered to pay $1,650,744 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.
A federal jury found Pringle guilty on November 3, 2017.
According to evidence presented at trial, Pringle owed more than $2.1 million in federal income taxes, interest, and penalties for the years 1996 and 1998-2010. Over a period of at least nine years, he avoided paying income taxes by hiding his substantial income and luxury assets from the IRS, and by engaging in tactics to stop the IRS from locating and seizing his assets to pay the taxes he owed.
The press release is available at justice.gov.