He faces up to five years in prison.

A Texas lawyer pleaded guilty today to federal employment tax violations.

According to court records, John Bennett White IV, 60, of Tyler, Texas, made sporadic and partial efforts to pay his firm’s employment tax liabilities from 2007 to 2015.

For multiple quarters during the same period, White caused employment taxes to be withheld from the law firm’s employees’ wages, but willfully failed to fully pay those trust fund taxes of to the IRS.

White filed forms reporting the law firm’s employment taxes for each of the quarters. White paid the full amount owed the IRS for 24 of those 38 quarters. White made partial payments on 10 occasions and no payment for seven. In total, White caused a tax loss of more than $300,000. Instead of paying employment taxes, White paid other creditors and his own personal expenses.

White faces up to five years at sentencing.

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