Presque Isle Lawyer Sentenced

Updated 3 years ago

A 58-year-old Presque Isle lawyer is going to jail for 10 days for failing to pay state income taxes for six years. Alan Harding was sentenced Friday in Kennebec County Superior Court. He must report to the Aroostook County Jail on Dec. 27.Harding was convicted in June of failing to file and pay histaxes from 2005 through 2010. Prosecutors said his annual incomeranged between $140,000 and $225,000.Harding’s attorney, Walter McKee, said Harding paid allstate taxes and fees he owed. McKee argued for a suspendedsentence, saying Harding otherwise leads an exemplary life. Harding told Justice Donald Marden he alone was to blame,explaining how he was unable to sort through his taxes after along-time employee left in 2002. (AP)


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