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Published: Tuesday, 7/29/2014


Tax evader sentenced 
to 3 years on probation


A Defiance County man who admitted underreporting his income to the Internal Revenue Service was placed on probation Monday for three years and ordered to pay restitution of $75,282. Michael W. Bakle was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Helmick. Bakle had pleaded guilty Feb. 21 to five counts of tax evasion for underreporting his income by $224,111 between 2006 and 2010.

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