Contractor Sentenced For Operating Without License
by Associated Press
July 12, 2013 7:21 AM
A Huron contractor has been sentenced to spend time in prison and ordered to pay more than $46,000 in restitution and other costs after pleading guilty to operating as a contractor without getting a South Dakota contractor's excise tax license.
The state Revenue Department says 65-year-old Dennis A. Estabrook pleaded guilty to engaging in business without obtaining a contractor's excise tax license after being notified he was subject to the tax.
Circuit Judge Jon R. Erickson sentenced Estabrook to two years in prison, but suspended all but 180 days of the sentence. The judge ordered Estabrook to pay $41,813 in tax, penalty and interest to the state. Estabrook also was ordered to pay other court costs totaling $5,000.
Estabrook has paid the restitution and court costs.