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Utah Lawyer Who Didn't Pay $197K in Taxes Takes Misdemeanor Plea

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A Utah lawyer has pleaded to three misdemeanors in what was originally a felony tax case.

According to charging documents in the state court case, Robert Bradley Neff, 48, failed to timely pay $197,000 in income tax after he established the R. Bradley Neff law firm in Sandy in 1994, reports the Salt Lake Tribune. He also allegedly did not establish a tax withholding account or file Utah withholding tax returns until years later.

“Investigators found that Neff did not create the withholding account until 2007, at which point he claimed the business started in 2006,” the newspaper writes. “Additionally, he filed false W-2 documents indicating that taxes had been withheld, but the taxes were never paid, charging documents state.”

Neff pleaded guilty yesterday to three misdemeanor charges of attempted failure to render a proper tax return. Once he completes 40 hours of community service and pays $13,936 in restitution (in addition to the $197,139 in restitution he has already paid), the case will be dismissed, the Tribune reports.

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