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      Marinette business owner pleads guilty to tax evasion

      File photo (WLUK)
      File photo (WLUK)
      GREEN BAY - A Marinette business owner has pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion charges.

      Joseph Wilke, 56, owns a heating and air conditioning business. Prosecutors say he did not report more than $130,000 he earned in a side business from 2007-2009. He under-reported his taxes by more than $50,000.

      Wilke could spend up to five years in prison and be fined $250,000. He has also agreed to pay the IRS more than $18,000 in unpaid taxes, interest and penalties.

      Wilke was released on bond. He is set to be sentenced Sept. 29.