Former Mellette bar owner sentenced in tax fraud case

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REDFIELD, S.D. (AP) – The former owner and operator of a bar in northeastern South Dakota who admitted to not paying sales taxes won’t go to jail.

The South Dakota Department of Revenue says Melissia Genzler, of Mellette, has been granted a suspended imposition of sentence after she pleaded guilty to two sales tax charges. Genzler previously owned and operated the Mellette Bar and Grill in Mellette.

Circuit Court Judge Tony Portra placed Genzler on four years of probation. She was also ordered to pay more than $45,000 in restitution to the state.
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