Detroit businessman Andrew Park sentenced for tax evasion

Published On: Oct 31 2012 07:50:53 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 31 2012 07:57:12 PM EDT

The Detroit businessman who came clean about the city's pay-to-play contracts under former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's tenure was sentenced Wednesday for felony tax evasion.

Andrew Park, owner of the Asian Village Detroit Inc., Pangborn Technovations, Inc., and the Security Communication Alert Network was sentenced to one year in prison after he pleaded guilty to not paying $300,000 in taxes he owed to the IRS in 2010.

Park was facing the possibility of more prison time -- 2 or 2 and 1/2 years -- but received less due to his cooperation in the prosecution of Kilpatrick's former aide Derrick Miller.

Park also admitted to paying a bribe to Miller which was shared with Kilpatrick. Park hoped to secure city business.


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