Man Admits to Filing False Tax Returns

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — A Cottage Grove man will spend the next year in prison for failing to pay nearly $900,000 in federal excise taxes.

William Meyers admitted to filing more than 70 false tax returns on behalf of his business, Side Pocket Food Company, a distilled spirits plant that deals mostly with blending and bottling.

After he’s released from prison, Meyers will serve 100 hours of community service and repay $873,000.

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