A 40-year-old Crownsville tax protester has been sentenced to two years in prison for failing to file income tax returns from 1987 to 1989, the Maryland attorney general's office says.
Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Eugene M. Lerner on Tuesday also ordered Sheri M. Sauerhoff to pay more than $16,000 in back taxes, penalties and interest, fined her $6,000 and placed her on five years of supervised probation. She was convicted July 10.
Sauerhoff, a cable splicer for the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co, is required to file tax returns each year as part of her probation, the attorney general's office said.
"For 10 years, Sauerhoff has been thumbing her nose at the taxing authorities . . ." Assistant Attorney General Norman L. Smith said at the sentencing.