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Roseau County Commissioner convicted of failing to file income taxes

Saint Paul - The Minnesota Department of Revenue announced today that Orris Rasmussen, a former Roseau County Commissioner, was recently convicted in Roseau County court for failing to file his income taxes.

In 2009, Rasmussen, a Roseau County Commissioner at the time, was charged with five felonies for failing to file income taxes.

Rasmussen was sentenced to $32,000 in restitution and two years supervised probation.

The Minnesota Department of Revenue has a 24-hour tip line for anyone who suspects an individual or business is violating tax laws, at (651) 297-5195 or 1-800-657-3500. Tipsters may remain anonymous and can also email the department at Last year, citizen tips resulted in 88 percent of the department's criminal case referrals.

The Minnesota Department of Revenue is dedicated to enforcing tax laws, collecting no more and no less than taxpayers owe. It takes progressively stricter measures against taxpayers who demonstrate that they will not voluntarily meet their obligations.