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A retired Salt Lake County deputy sheriff has been ordered to serve probation and community service for failing to pay taxes.

Retired sheriff's deputy Bruce B. Millet, 63, Riverton, had been charged with four felony counts of failure to file an income tax return and tax evasion for the four years including 1992 through 1995, said Utah State Tax Commission spokeswoman Janice Perry Gully.

"Millet cooperated with prosecutors and was permitted to plead guilty to misdemeanor counts of attempted tax evasion and attempted non-filing of a tax return," Gully said.

Third District Judge Michael K. Burton sentenced Millet to serve 120 days in jail. Burton suspended the sentence and imposed instead three years probation and 200 hours of community service.

Burton also ordered Millet to pay $12,199.57 in back taxes, interest and penalties.

In an unrelated case, West Valley chiropractor W. Richard Barton, 53, has been found guilty of failure to file an income tax returns for 1995 and 1996, Gully said.

Barton was sentenced to 36 months probation, ordered to pay a $2,000 fine, file the outstanding returns and pay any taxes owed.