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Oklahoma City pool installer admits stiffing IRS, prosecutor says

The owner of Lifestyle Pools LLC in Oklahoma City has been in hot water with federal and state tax authorities over failure to forward employee payroll withholding taxes to the government.
by Richard Mize Published: February 2, 2013
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After a year of court proceedings, state authorities seized the property June 27 because Zachritz owed more than $220,000 in withholding taxes, interest and penalties. Zachritz agreed on July 5 to make payment, but the Tax Commission ordered Lifestyle Pools closed again July 19 for violating the agreement.

A spokesman for the Tax Commission could not be reached late Friday for an update on the state case. A spokesman for the state attorney general's office, which received numerous complaints about the company, said late Friday that updated information would not be available until Monday.

On the federal charge, Zachritz faced a potential sentence of up to five years in prison, a fine up to $250,000 and restitution to the IRS. In a plea agreement, Zachritz agreed to pay restitution to the IRS. The court will determine the amount of restitution at sentencing in about three months.

by Richard Mize
Real Estate Editor
Real estate editor Richard Mize has edited The Oklahoman's weekly residential real estate section and covered housing, commercial real estate, construction, development, finance and related business since 1999. From 1989 to 1999, he worked...
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