Alan Pflueger sentenced to 15 months in jail for tax fraud

Published On: Dec 24 2013 05:58:01 AM HST   Updated On: Oct 11 2013 06:48:09 PM HST

Hawaii auto dealer Alan Pflueger was sentenced Friday to 15 months in prison for tax fraud, according to prosecutors.

In May 2012, Pfleuger pleaded guilty to the charges.  He admitted he didn't claim personal and family expenses paid by his company as income on his 2005 tax return.

Pflueger will have to pay for $40,000 fine and perform 200 hours of community service.  He will surrender to authorities by Dec. 6.

Alan Pflueger also agreed to cooperate in the prosecution of the other defendants charged with tax fraud, including his father James Pflueger.

In March 2013, James Pflueger was acquitted of tax fraud charges.

The tax preparer for the Pfluegers, Dennis Duban pleaded guilty to filing false returns and conspiracy.  He admitted to making illegal deductions when filing for the Pfluegers' car dealership and personal returns.  He also shaved $7 million off the profit of a San Diego property and did not report money in a Swiss bank account.


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