Hopkins man who didn’t file tax returns since 1997 convicted of tax evasion

A Hopkins man has been convicted of tax evasion after authorities say he has failed to file income tax returns since 1997.

Following a five-day trial, a federal jury convicted 64-year-old Daniel Berglund on all four counts of tax evasion Thursday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office says.

Evidence presented during the trial showed Berglund also took steps to hide his income from the IRS.

His evasion resulted in a total tax debt of over $146,000, prosecutors said.

Berglund now faces a maximum sentence of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 per count.

His sentencing date hasn’t yet been scheduled.