On Friday, February 2, 2018, it was announced that an Orlando lawyer had been sentenced to prison for tax evasion. William B. Pringle III was sentenced to three years in federal prison. He has also been ordered to pay more than $1.6 million in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service. A federal jury found Pringle guilty in November of 2017. Evidence presented during the trial showed that Pringle owned more than $2.1 million in federal income taxes, interest and penalties for the 1996 and 1998 to 2010 tax years.
Over a period of at least nine years, the defendant avoided paying income taxes by hiding income and luxury assets from the IRS. He also engaged in tactics to stop the IRS from locating and seizing his assets to pay the owed taxes. Again, William B. Pringle III has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for tax evasion. Further details can be found here.