An Albert Lea employed vehicle dealership owner pleaded guilty to tax evasion Thursday in Freeborn County District Courtroom.
Timothy Mann entered the plea as portion of a plea arrangement with the Freeborn County Attorney’s Office. He initially faced 3 charges, like tax evasion, tax fraud and bogus software for certificate of title. As component of the plea settlement, the rates of tax fraud and fake application for certification of title will be dismissed.
In accordance to courtroom documents, Mann was charged soon after a Minnesota Condition Patrol trooper obtained a complaint from the Driver and Vehicle Services business in Albert Lea that a used auto seller experienced sold a car and then submitted an application to sign-up the car with an inaccurate sale selling price and an understated gross sales tax.
In a research warrant on Mann Motors in Albert Lea, the trooper reportedly observed records in the course of the search that unveiled the sale of about 156 autos with understated gross sales tax collected.
The total underreporting of sales tax collected by the dealership was about $42,700, courtroom documents state.
As aspect of the plea settlement, Mann will serve up to five several years of probation. The defense will argue for a continue to be of imposition, in which if Mann successfully completes, the conviction will be deemed a misdemeanor.
Mann is slated to be sentenced Sept. 10.