Three former Bend residents are headed for prison for tax evasion. Jerry Miller, 61, of Redmond was sentenced to 33 months and ordered to pay over $200,000 in restitution to the IRS. William Cardwell, 62, of Carlton was sentenced to one year in prison and his wife Jennifer were sentenced to five months.
Mr. Cardwell will have to pay $197,000 in restitution to the IRS and his wife will pay $114,000. According to evidence presented at the trial, between 1995 and 2005, Miller and the Cardwells worked at business administrative services, a payroll tax company. They were convicted of using abusive trusts to evade the assessment and collection of their federal income taxes.