Crime & Courts

Business owner used employee tax withholdings to gamble, pay personal expenses

File photo.
File photo.

A Wichita business owner accused of not paying the government tax money he withheld from employee paychecks pleaded guilty in the case Friday, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said in a news release.

Michael J. Skladzien, 54, admitted to keeping $258,610 out of salaries that was meant to pay federal taxes and instead using it to pay for personal expenses and gambling. He was the owner of S&S Floor Maintenance at the time.

Skladzien is scheduled for sentencing Aug. 11 on one count of failing to pay over taxes, Beall said. He faces up to five years in federal prison.

Amy Renee Leiker: 316-268-6644, @amyreneeleiker