Legal Matters

Duson biz owner gets year in prison for tax evasion

Larry J. Thibodeaux admitted to ripping off Uncle Sam by underreporting his earnings from 2012 to 2014, costing the U.S. Treasury nearly $250,000.

A Duson business owner will spend a year in federal prison for tax evasion. Larry J. Thibodeaux, owner of Thib’s Trailers, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter in federal court in Lafayette. Walter also ordered Thibodeaux to pay $248,777 in restitution, plus a $5,000 fine and a year of supervised probation upon release. Thibodeaux pleaded guilty last November to underreporting his earnings on personal and corporate income tax returns from 2012 to 2014. He faced five years in prison on the charge.