Couple Face Tax Evasion charges 29 Feb 12

A Madison Lake couple face a total of 28 felony tax evasion crimes after allegedly failing to pay taxes on their restaurant in Elysian for several years. 52-year-old Lyle Paul Arndt and 50-year-old Dawn Marie Arndt are accused of failing to file corporate tax returns, sales tax returns, state taxes, income tax, and employee wages from 2007 through 2010 while operating The Bears Den Bar and Grill, which has since come under new ownership. They are also accused of continuing to operate the Bears Den after the state had revoked their Sales and Use Tax permit.