On Monday, Robinson Rin Yang, 54, a former operator of a staffing firm in Covina, California, was handed a two year prison sentence for failing to pay nearly $2.8 million in payroll taxes as ordered by the US Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California.

Yang, who pleaded guilty in December to one count of willful failure to pay over employment taxes, admitted to operating B&S Staffing from March 2016 to March 2020. During that time period, Yang repeatedly failed to make timely employment tax deposits, file quarterly employment tax returns with the IRS, and paid himself with company money.

The US Attorney’s Office stated that Yang was aware of the company’s tax situation and willfully failed to pay the taxes due to the IRS, including income taxes and Social Security and Medicare taxes that were withheld from employee wages. Yang also used B&S funds to purchase a home and pay for other personal expenses.

In addition to the prison sentence, Yang was ordered to pay the $2.8 million in restitution for the unpaid employment taxes.