Taney County Prosecuting Attorney, Jeffrey M. Merrell announced today that KENNETH WOLF, dob: 11/25/1950, formerly of Taney County, Missouri and STEVEN CLARK, dob: 02/28/1960, of Taney County, Missouri were sentenced this month by Taney County Circuit Judge Mark Orr for failure to pay Missouri employer withholding taxes to the Missouri Department of Revenue. Wolf plead guilty to the charge and was sentenced on June 5, 2008. Clark plead guilty and was sentenced the following week on June 12th.

Clarke was the president and Wolf was the vice-president of White River Ready Mix, Inc located in Branson, Missouri. Their business is no longer in operation. Wolf and Clark each received a suspended imposition of sentence, five (5) years supervised probation, and community service. They will be required to pay over thirty-six thousand ($36,000) dollars in restitution to the Missouri Department of Revenue. Ten-thousand ($10,000) dollars has already been collected.

Pursuant to state statute, ten percent (10%) of all tax revenue collected by the Prosecuting Attorney’s office goes to the general revenue fund for Taney County for use on general county business. An additional ten percent (10%) of the amount collected is awarded to the Taney County Prosecuting Attorney for office operations.

Failure to pay Missouri employer withholding taxes carries a range of punishment in Missouri of one (1) day to one (1) year in the county jail, two (2) to five (5) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections, and/or a fine not to exceed ten thousand ($10,000) dollars.