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Hamilton County businessman pleads guilty to sales tax evasion

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HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -

A Hamilton County businessman faces six years supervised probation after pleading guilty to tax fraud. 


John Lewis Blewett, 70, president of Mirage Images, Inc., pleaded guilty to one felony count of filing fraudulent Tennessee sales tax returns in Hamilton County Criminal Court Tuesday.


Besides supervised probation Blewett was ordered to pay $14,400 in restitution to the state for taxes owed. 


Citizens who suspect violations of Tennessee's revenue laws should call the toll-free tax fraud hot line at (800) FRAUDTX (372-8389).




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