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Topeka man found guilty of failure to remit sales tax on vehicle sales

Release Date: Jun 19, 2020

TOPEKA – (June 19, 2020) – A Topeka man has been found guilty of failure to remit sales tax on vehicles he sold, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Donald L. Daniels, Sr., 44, today pleaded no contest in Shawnee County District Court to one felony count of making false information and one misdemeanor count of failure to remit sales tax. The charges stemmed from an investigation by the Office of Special Investigations of the Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR), which revealed that Daniels was illegally selling cars by knowingly representing incorrect sales prices on KDOR sales tax forms and shortchanging the state $454.16 in sales tax. 

This is the 22nd conviction resulting from an agreement announced in March 2018 between the Office of the Attorney General and the Department of Revenue. Under the agreement, the attorney general’s office, in cooperation with local prosecutors, assumed responsibility for the prosecution of cases of tax fraud and related crimes investigated by the Department of Revenue in efforts to strengthen the state’s enforcement efforts for these types of crimes.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Jon Noble of Schmidt’s office.    

District Judge Nancy Parrish accepted the plea and scheduled sentencing for July 23 at 10:30 a.m. Today’s proceeding and sentencing are being conducted by way of an electronic group meeting software. All parties agreed to the proceedings being conducted in this manner. 

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