Subscribe Register Login

Monday, May 29, 2017, 10:27 a.m.

ADVERTISEMENT

Top Picks - Mobile App

2 get prison time, ordered to pay $6 million after failing to pay taxes for Arkansas hospital

By Emma Pettit

This article was published April 21, 2017 at 1:32 p.m.


Search mug shots, government salaries, crime maps and more at our Right2Know page.


Two men were sentenced to prison and ordered to pay back the $6 million in payroll taxes they failed to pay the federal government on behalf of an Arkansas hospital from 2009 to 2012, authorities announced Friday.

James R. Cheek, 68, of Waleska, Ga., and Herschel J. Breig Sr., 69, of Nixa, Miss., were both sentenced on one count of failure to collect or pay over tax, U.S. District Attorney Kenneth Elser said in a news release.

Cheek and Breig were both principals of Hope Medical Park Hospital and were responsible for collecting and paying the hospital's payroll taxes to the Internal Revenue Service from 2009 to 2012, the release said. They failed to pay about $6 million to the federal government during that time period, the release said.

The two men were indicted in July 2015 and pleaded guilty in September 2016. In Judge Susan O. Hickey's courtroom, Cheek and Breig were ordered to pay back the $6 million between the two of them as well as serve three years each in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

ADVERTISEMENT

Comments on: 2 get prison time, ordered to pay $6 million after failing to pay taxes for Arkansas hospital

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2 total comments

titleist10 says... April 21, 2017 at 3:07 p.m.

Do we really believe they have 6 million to repay? Tax payers will foot the bill

( | suggest removal )

Libertarian says... April 22, 2017 at 9:31 a.m.

Garnish their social security checks? This was pretty pointless.

( | suggest removal )

  • page
  • 1
Click here to make a comment

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

ADVERTISEMENT

SHOPPING

loading...

ADVERTISEMENT

Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online