Alexandria Couple Charged With Tax Evasion
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – An Alexandria couple is accused of failing to file taxes and failing to pay taxes owed to the state of Minnesota, according to charges filed Tuesday by the Douglas County Attorney’s Office.
Robert Leo Thompson was charged with 21 felony counts for failure to remit tax returns and failure to pay taxes owed to the state. His wife, Susan Thompson, has been charged with eight felony counts for failure to remit tax returns or payments.
According to the Minnesota Department of Revenue, tax liabilities are owed individually and through the couple’s several businesses. The department of revenue estimates that the Thompsons and their companies owe the state of Minnesota more than $222,000.
Another criminal count alleges that Robert Thompson purchased an RV for $189,900 and registered the vehicle in Montana to avoid a 6.5 percent sales tax in Minnesota.
The Douglas County Attorney’s Office said the case is still under investigation.