A Hattiesburg man will spend time in prison for tax evasion.
U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and the IRS announced that 44-year-old Michael J. Super, of Hattiesburg, was sentenced to serve 24 months in federal prison, and he will pay just over $165,000 in restitution.
Super pled guilty to the charge back in February after failing to pay federal employee trust fund taxes due on behalf of the employees of his company, Eagle Eye Security Services. Super had entered into an agreement with the government to pay these taxes over a period of time but failed to make any payments even after the IRS issued levies against the company.
Super had entered into an agreement with the government to pay these taxes over a period of time but failed to do so. Super still failed to make the payments after the IRS issued levies against the company.
A news release from Hust’s office detailed how Super went to great lengths to hide from the IRS.
“To avoid the IRS levies, Super opened another security business to which he transferred all of the assets and clients of his previous company. When the IRS pursued the assets of the second company, Super again transferred all assets and clients to a third company. The IRS collected some of the employee trust fund taxes due, but Super evaded paying $165,075.92, which he will now be required to pay in restitution as a part of his sentence.”
In addition to his prison sentence, Super will serve a three-year term of supervised release.