Christian County Reserve Deputy Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A former reserve deputy sheriff for Christian County, Missouri pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to tax fraud.

Marty Layne Brickey, 47, of Republic, Missouri, pleaded guilty before a judge to one count of failure to pay over to the IRS the payroll taxes he collected from his employees.

Brickey was employed under Former Christian County Sheriff Joey Kyle, who also served a sentence on federal embezzlement charges.

Brickey has agreed to pay $114,449 in refund to the IRS and $539,260 in refund in connection with some investments made to Brickey or his companies.

By pleading guilty Tuesday, Brickey admitted that he voluntarily and intentionally failed to pay over to the IRS $15,031 in payroll taxes tax (including federal income taxes, Medicare and Social Security taxes) that he collected from Interzone employees during the second quarter of 2009. Brickey acknowledged that the total tax loss, including all relevant conduct, is $114,449.

 A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.

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