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 |  Sep 04 2010, 2:46 PM

Mark Pieloch, a Lincoln, Nebraska resident and avid car collector, is facing tax evasion charges in the state for not paying duties on roughly 100 special interest cars he purchased. After a six-month investigation into the matter, local police issued a warrant for Pieloch’s arrest.

Investigators in the case stated that out of Pieloch’s collection of cars, some have Nebraska titles, some have South Dakota titles. When you purchase a vehicle in South Dakota, you are not required to pay sales tax on it, however if a vehicle is stored on property in the state of Nebraska, tax must be paid on the purchase price.

According to an informant in the case; Pieloch “went out of his way to evade paying taxes,” and although claims he lives in a small house Sioux City, SD, authorities maintain his main residence is a large property, located in Lincoln, NE. That same informant also told investigators he’d seen Pieloch driving around in various different vehicles with SD plates, including a Hummer, Corvette and Chevy Avalanche. Sales tax evasion is a Class IV felony, punishable by up to five years in prison.

[Source: KETV/Omaha]

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  • Hajadoo

    So after 3 years of investigations and taking the titles to 100 of his collections and money also, Lancaster County Attorney Joe Kelly decided to drop the charge accusing
    Pieloch of failing to pay $2,900 in taxes on a 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche
    he bought in Lincoln.Way to go NSP. How many thousands did this witch hunt cost Nebraska over a $2,900 tax bill that they didn’t get anyway?????