Rockland fisherman jailed for failing to pay taxes

Posted Jan. 26, 2012, at 4:54 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — A fisherman who owes the state about $60,000 in taxes from the last decade has been sent to jail for 30 days.

Daniel Gargan Jr., 43, of Rockland was sentenced on Wednesday in Knox County Superior Court for failing to pay his state income taxes, according to a press release from Attorney General William J. Schneider. Gargan pleaded guilty to failing to pay his Maine income taxes from 2005 through 2009 and failing to file his Maine income tax returns for 2005 and 2006.

Gargan, a commercial fisherman, earned between $80,000 and $110,000 annually from 2005 through 2009, according to the press release.

Gargan also failed to pay his state income taxes from 2000 through 2003, according to Schneider’s office.

Justice Jeffrey Hjelm sentenced Gargan to 180 days in jail with all but 30 days suspended and one year of administrative release. Gargan also was ordered to pay $61,111 in restitution, which represents the taxes due 2000 to the present.

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