Business Owner Sentenced For Not Paying Payroll Taxes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri business owner who didn’t pay nearly $1.7 million in payroll taxes has been sentenced to three years in federal prison without parole.

Federal prosecutors say 51-year-old Randy Small of Lexington was sentenced Tuesday. He also must pay nearly $1.7 million in restitution.

Small owns RSB Leasing, which provided school bus service to several Missouri school districts. Prosecutors say Small operated the business under three different names and failed to fully pay employment taxes for each of the three businesses.

Prosecutors said he continued to violate tax laws even after he pleaded guilty in June 2017.

While running the tax scheme, Smith withdrew significant amounts of cash, bought new buses for the business and maintained a personal collection of cars.

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