Lubbock businessman acquitted for payroll tax evasion

Lubbock businessman acquitted for payroll tax evasion

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

A federal jury acquitted a Lubbock and Midland businessman for twelve counts of failure to pay federal payroll taxes.

John W. Beakley is the president of Commerce Resource Group and Ranchland Hills Golf Course.

The indictment claimed he didn't pay nearly $700,000 between the fourth quarter 2010 and 2011 for both companies.

Beakley pleaded not guilty to each charge. 

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