GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) - A prominent West Michigan businessman and Davenport University benefactor who cheated on his income taxes was sentenced this week to 2 ½ years in federal prison and ordered to repay more than $882,000 in restitution.
Jeffrey Roger Richter, 48, was charged in May with filing a false tax return for under-reporting his income for several years. He also was accused of using company credit cards for personal expenses over a six-year period.
Richter held executive positions at John H. Dekker & Sons, Inc. in Wyoming and Hi-Tech Building Services, Inc. of Jenison, the largest provider of custodial services in Michigan.
Richter's financial shenanigans were spurred by "greed and stupidity,'' his attorney, Mark S. Pendery wrote in a sentencing memorandum.