Nooner Sentenced to 30 Months for Failure to Pay Federal Income Taxes

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Former Northwest Arkansas businessman Dennis H. “Denny” Nooner was sentenced Thursday in Fayetteville to 30 months in federal prison for failing to pay federal income taxes.

Nooner, 52, was previously president of Homeplace Retirement Healthcare Services in Siloam Springs.

He also was sentenced to three years of supervised release and a $50,000 fine, according to a news release from the office of U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge.

U.S. District Court Judge Jimm Larry Hendren also ordered Nooner to pay $407,351 to the IRS, the amount Nooner did not pay in employment taxes that had been withheld from employees’ paychecks.

 “This man stole from his own employees to cheat the IRS,” Eldrige said in a prepared statement.

Nooner pleaded guilty in December to two counts of a 22-count indictment.

Nooner was co-owner and managing member of two assisted living facilities in Mississippi from 2007 to 2011. The business office for those facilities was headquartered in Northwest Arkansas.

As managing member, Nooner was responsible for paying the facilities’ payroll taxes.