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Bellaire Woman Plead Guilty to Tax Evasion

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A Bellaire woman accused of tax evasion plead guilty today.

Elaine Dawson pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion.

Dawson owned 5 cinemas in Bellaire, Petoskey, Gaylord, Mackinaw City and Cheboygan.

Dawson evaded corporate and personal taxes by routinely under reporting the number of customers that came to her theaters.

She admitted she failed to pay close to a million dollars in taxes.

Dawson faces up to 5 years in prison.