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The city of West Fargo contracted with Riley Bros. Construction to reconstruct the 32nd Avenue South bridge over the Sheyenne River during the summer. The project saw numerous problems and delays since it began in June. (Forum file photo)

Morris-based contractors face prison sentences

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FARGO -- The owners of a Morris-based construction company with a history of working in the Fargo area each face up to five years in prison for orchestrating a tax evasion scheme.

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Joe Riley and John Riley of Riley Bros. Construction Inc., pleaded guilty in early November in Minnesota's U.S. District Court to one count of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government and avoid tax payments.

A sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled.

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