Commercial fishing couple pleads guilty in tax case
A couple from Klawock pleaded guilty to failing to pay their individual income taxes on money earned from commercial fishing for 13 separate tax years-- an estimated $300,000, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Archie Demmert III, 57 and Roseanne Demmert, 60, have agreed to jointly pay restitution to the IRS, which will be determined when they are sentenced, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.
The Demmerts both had commercial fishing permits for herring spawn on kelp and Archie had an additional fishing permit for a salmon purse seine, according to court documents.
The Demmerts admitted in court they earned income from commercial fishing but did not pay taxes for 13 tax years, for which they owed more than $300,000, excluding penalties and interest.
The couple is scheduled to be sentenced later this year on October 4. The Demmerts each face a maximum sentence of two years in prison, supervised release, restitution and monetary penalties.
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