MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A second Northwest Airlines pilot was found guilty Friday of felony tax evasion after avoiding nearly $30,000 in Minnesota taxes over a three-year period.
A Washington County jury found 46-year-old Rodney Alan Matmiller, of Hastings, guilty of seven felony counts -- three counts of tax evasion, three counts of filing false tax returns and another count of failing to pay a motor vehicle tax.
Matmiller is scheduled to be sentenced March 3.
According to a criminal complaint:
From 1998 to 2000, Matmiller claimed he was a resident of Washington state, which has no personal income tax. Meanwhile, he owned two homes in Minnesota and lived in them with his wife and children. He rented a mailbox in Washington, but the mail was forwarded to his Minnesota home.
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