The former operator of a Kansas City group home was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison for evading nearly $400,000 in taxes.
Dedree R. Carlisle was sentenced in U.S. District Court, where she previously pleaded guilty earlier this year.
As part of her sentence, she was ordered to pay $397,000 in restitution.
Carlisle, 52, operated facilities for people with mental and physical disabilities for more than a decade, according to federal prosecutors.
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Throughout most of that time, she devised methods to evade paying state and federal taxes. During that time she used money from her business accounts to gamble at area casinos, according to prosecutors.