CLEVELAND -- Dennis J. Courtad, 61, of Aurora, was sentenced to three years' probation, with the first six months on home detention, and fined $25,000 for failing to pay employment taxes owed by his corporation to the Internal Revenue Service, according to United States Attorney Steven M. Dettelbach.

Courtad previously pleaded guilty to a one-count information charging that he, as sole owner and president of Twinsburg-based corporation, Courtad, Inc., failed to pay approximately $289,291.69 of income taxes and Federal Insurance Contributions Act taxes withheld from wages paid to the corporation's employees during the third quarter of 2007 through the fourth quarter of 2010.

Such withheld taxes are also referred to as the "employees' share" of employment taxes.

In all, Courtad's unpaid employment taxes, as of the start of the criminal investigation of him, were $583,488.

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