by Sam Clanton
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A former Branson timeshare salesman is sentenced to two years and one month in federal prison on tax evasion charges dating back to the early 2000’s.
Fifty-seven-year-old Scott Christopher Lucas reportedly owes more than 127-thousand dollars in federal income taxes, and over 41-thousand dollars in state income taxes, for wages and taxable income he earned while selling timeshare properties for Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Inc., doing business as Fairfield Resorts.
Federal officers arrested Lucas last April, when he returned to the U-S for medical treatment, after being a fugitive from justice in Mexico for nearly seven years.
Lucas pleaded guilty to attempting to evade paying income tax by failing to file an income tax return. He is ordered to pay restitution for the total remaining balance of his unpaid federal and state income taxes, plus interest, from 2002 to 2005.