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Meridian man sentenced for tax crime

Thursday April 20, 2023

Updated April 24, 2023:

BOISE, Idaho — April 20, 2023 — A Meridian man must pay $3,470 in restitution to the Idaho State Tax Commission and complete 72 hours of community service in place of jail time after pleading guilty to a tax-related charge. The Ada County Magistrate Court sentenced Benjamin Adam Cornett in February for willfully failing to keep and/or supplying required tax information and/or records.

In addition to paying restitution and community service, Cornett also received 24 months of unsupervised probation.

The Tax Commission discovers tax crimes by routinely analyzing tax returns and conducting tax audits, as well as through tips from law enforcement, other state agencies, and the public.

To report tax crime, email the Tax Commission at or complete the online fraud referral form at You can choose to remain anonymous.