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Lafayette Woman Sentenced for Failure to Remit Sales and Withholding Taxes

Receives a suspended sentence of five years at hard labor, plus restitution

January 20, 2000

LAFAYETTE - Yvette Archuletta, 31, of Lafayette, LA has been given a suspended sentence of five years at hard labor after pleading no contest for failure to remit sales and withholding taxes to the State of Louisiana. Judge Glennon Everett of the Fifteenth Judicial District Court in Lafayette placed Archuletta on five years supervised probation and ordered her to pay restitution to the Louisiana Department of Revenue.

Archuletta has operated several businesses in Lafayette since 1992 and pled no contest in December to charges of willfully failing to pay sales and withholding taxes collected and owed to the State of Louisiana. Conviction under Louisiana Revised Statute 47:1641 is a felony and can carry a maximum punishment of five years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine.