WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- A federal jury in Salt Lake City Friday convicted the two co-owners and the corporate attorney of a marketing company on tax charges.
Thomas Mower, his wife Leslie Mower and corporate counsel James Thompson were convicted of conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service.
The Mowers also were convicted on charges of tax evasion. Thompson also was convicted of impeding the internal revenue laws.
Sentencing is set for June 21 before a U.S. District judge.
The Justice Department said the Mowers founded, co-owned and controlled Neways, Inc., an international multi-level marketing company based in Salem, Utah.
The department said the defendants concealed from the IRS more than $1 million of Neways, Inc.'s gross receipts from Neways Australia, as well as more than $3 million of commission income the Mowers received from distributorships in the multi-level marketing structure of their U.S., Australian and Malaysian companies.