Fruitland bar owner sentenced for illegal gambling inside business

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Fruitland bar owner convicted for income tax evasion, illegal gambling and conspiracy to commit money laundering has been ordered to spend 46 months in a federal prison.

U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill sentenced 68-year-old Thomas Dale Overstreet Wednesday. Overstreet pleaded guilty to the charges in August after a lengthy investigation by Internal Revenue Service agents.

Prosecutors claimed that between 2001 and 2011, Overstreet owned a bar called Club 7 and ran an illegal gambling operation using video machines out of the business.

He was also accused of not filing a tax return since 1999 and evaded paying more than $477,000 in taxes during that period.

Winmill also ordered Overstreet to pay more than $1.5 million in restitution and the forfeiture of $2.4 million in illegal gambling profits