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Strafford Business Filed False Tax Return

A business owner has pleaded guilty in federal court to filing a false tax return.

A Department of Justice news release says 53-year-old Phillip Turner of Strafford admitted that he used funds from his company to renovate his house and some property in Colorado.

He told his accountant the money was to renovate his company’s office.

Under the plea agreement, Turner must pay the Internal Revenue Service over $500,000 in restitution plus interest.