Hudsonville restaurant owner sentenced for filing false tax returns

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A sign outside the Internal Revenue Service is seen August 8, 2015 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO / KAREN BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A Hudsonville man who owned and co-owned numerous Mexican restaurants has been sentenced to a year in prison for filing false tax returns.

Marco Cuellar, 37, of Hudsonville is also required to pay about $370,000 in restitution to the IRS in back taxes and penalties.

Cuellar pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns for 2008 through 2012. ┬áThe U.S. Attorney’s office says Cuellar took cash from the restaurants that were in Michigan and failed to report that income.

The U.S. Attorney says that Cuellar is a citizen of Mexico and is in the United States as a lawful permanent resident, but he also faces removal proceedings back to Mexico after serving his sentence.

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