Peoria area gas station owner sentenced

By WEEK Reporter

Peoria area gas station owner sentenced

October 10, 2013 Updated Oct 11, 2013 at 11:36 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- A Peoria area gas station owner has been sent to prison for 45 months for mail and tax fraud.

Tony Nijher of Metamora was sentenced Thursday by judge James Shadid and ordered to show up at a federal prison on December 31.

He operated gas stations in Peoria Heights and Washington.

He under reported his income from 2006 through 2010.

Nijher was also ordered to pay nearly $740,000 dollars in restitution.