PORTLAND, OR -- A Bend plumber pled guilty to tax evasion in federal court Tuesday, and faces possible prison time. Gary Ford, owner of Summit Plumbing, admitted that he failed to report more than $1.6 million of income on his federal tax returns from 2006 to 2009.
The 55-year-old Bend man also said he was solely responsible for his personal business financial records and prepared and filed the tax returns, himself.
Sentencing is set for January 5, 2016. Ford faces up to three years in prison and a $100,000 fine.