A Parkersburg lawyer well-known to the Calhoun community will spend 21 months in a federal prison for failing to pay more than $400,000 in taxes.

Richard A. Hayhurst, 61, pleaded guilty in November, admitting that he failed to pay IRS taxes he withheld from his employees between 2000 and 2006.

Hayhurst also failed to pay his personal income tax for 2003, 2004 and 2005, totaling $135,000.

It was his second conviction on federal charges in 14 years.

Hayhurst was known for his community service, including handling adoptions on a pro bono basis and running a free legal clinic on Saturdays for the indigent and elderly.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Ryan said, "This is a pattern that has lasted going on 15 years. He simply chose not to pay his taxes. It was a conscious decision."

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