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Former restaurant owner sentenced for tax debt

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CLEVELAND, Ohio - The former owner of a now closed Salem restaurant will not serve time in prison for failing to pay thousands of dollars in taxes.

A judge in U.S. District Court sentenced Melissa Snively-Pallard to eight months of home detention and three years probation.

Snively-Pallard failed to submit payroll taxes to the government when she operated the Timberlanes restaurant in Salem from 2006 through 2008.

The U.S. Attorneys office says  Snively-Pallard has already made restitution in the amount of $188,000.  

The judge ordered her to pay back $46,465 still owed to the government, plus interest and penalties.

Before today's hearing, defense attorneys filed a motion asking for probation instead of a prison sentence, claiming that the 33 year old  suffers from medical issues including depression.

Timberlanes was once a popular gathering place in Salem from it's opening in 1962 until it closed and was placed into receivership in 2009

 

 

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