An Iowa bookie was sentenced to three years of probation for filing a false tax return.
Tony Merksick, 43, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was also ordered to pay $100,285 in restitution to the IRS.
Merksick operated an online bookkeeping operation for gambling. He set up a company, TJM Enterprises, for that purposes.
An IRS investigation revealed Merksick underreported his company’s income by more than $100,000.