GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - A West Michigan jeweler faces three years in prison for willfully falsifying corporate tax returns.
Michael Hoffman, 59, of Ada, pleaded guilty to the charge in federal court Thursday. Hoffman is the owner of Hoffman Jewelers in East Grand Rapids.
According to the U.S. Attorney's office, Hoffman told Judge Ellen S. Carmody that he filed a false income tax return for his business in 2007 and that the total tax loss for 2007-2009 for both his business and personal returns was over $260,000. Hoffman has paid that amount to the government.
Hoffman will be sentenced on November 14th.