Don Bauder 5:38 p.m., May 20
Caterer sentenced for tax evasion
Peltier to pay restitution, serve home incarceration and detention
Robert Peltier, one of two principal owners of Ranch Catering, was ordered to pay $222,822 in restitution today (March 15) for tax evasion in operation of his business. Federal Judge Janis L. Sammartino also sentenced him to serve six months home incarceration and six months of home detention. According to court documents, Peltier in 2003 deposited proceeds from the business in two bank accounts, but provided his tax preparer with the information from only one bank. In a separate settlement with the Internal Revenue Service, Jason Peltier, Robert's son and co-owner of the business, is paying $505,435 in back taxes, penalties and interest.