Sentencing for Timberlanes owner postponed again

CLEVELAND – Sentencing for Melissa Snively-Pallard, who pleaded guilty to two counts of failure to account for and pay employment taxes, was again continued, according to Craig Casserly, a spokesperson for the Internal Revenue Service.

Snively-Pallard, 33, was scheduled for a sentencing conference on May 30 regarding “two counts of failure to account for and pay employment taxes.”

A former Salem resident, she is the former Timberlanes Restaurant and Motor Inn owner and general manager, and faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 after pleading guilty to two of seven counts on a federal income tax indictment in January.

The court docket entry for May 30 said a motion for continuance was granted without objection and a new sentencing conference was set for 10 a.m. June 21 before U.S. Federal Judge Patricia Gaughan in the U. S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, in Cleveland.

Snively-Pallard pled guilty to failure to report and pay to the Internal Revenue Service federal employment taxes of $234,466 on a total of $1.1 million in wages paid in 2006 and 2007.

She also failed to pay taxes on wages in 2003 and 2004.

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