St. Louis Public Radio News
4:08 pm
Fri December 3, 2010

Businessmen brothers ordered to prison in tax case

ST. LOUIS – Two brothers who run several St. Louis businesses each were ordered to spend a year and a day in federal prison on tax-evasion charges.

A federal judge in St. Louis on Friday also sentenced William
Bialczak to $100,000 in fines and $370,000 in restitution to the
Internal Revenue Service. That payback will be taken out of
$500,000 the government seized when it raided the brothers' St.
Louis Metropolitan Towing company in August 2008.

Kenneth Bialczak was fined $75,000 and must make similar IRS
restitution.

Prosecutors say the brothers' Metropolitan Towing, Parks Auto
Sales and S&H Parking Systems generated large amounts of cash,
including a towing contract with St. Louis police.

The Bialczaks admitted that in 2005 and 2006, gross receipts for
their businesses were underreported by about $1 million.