Kansas City group homes operator sentenced for tax evasion

1 year 1 month 3 days ago June 21, 2016 Jun 21, 2016 Tuesday, June 21 2016 Tuesday, June 21, 2016 2:16:00 PM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) — The former operator of several homes for the mentally and physically disabled in Kansas City will serve two years without parole in federal prison for a tax-evasion scheme.

Dedree Carlisle, of Kansas City, was sentenced Tuesday for attempting to evade taxes and ordered to pay $397,213 in restitution.

Carlisle owned and operated a group home health care business at several locations in Kansas City. The business leased several houses in residential neighborhoods, under contracts with the Missouri Department of Social Services. It had 12 to 20 employees.

She admitted that used money she withheld from her employees' paychecks for her own benefit. She also didn't pay the business portion of employment taxes or pay taxes on her own income. Carlisle admitted that she gambled heavily at Kansas City-area casinos.

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