The problem for the Acklins is that they attempted to hide some of those earnings from the Internal Revenue Service. It turns out that wasn't such a good idea.
This week the office of the United State Attorney, District of Kansas announced that the Acklins -- who had pleaded guilty to charges of filing false federal tax returns last March -- were sentenced to five years' probation and 500 hours of community service. The couple was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $106,953.
The charges stem from tax returns filed in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. The indictment stated that in 2006, for example, the Acklins reported gross business receipts of $193,785 when the actual gross receipts were $1.1 million.