Michigan charter school founder guilty of tax evasion

Associated Press

Bay City – — A founder of charter schools in Bay City and Traverse City who was accused of taking large cash advances from the charter school and then trying to repay them with construction loans has been convicted of tax evasion.

A U.S. District Court jury in Bay City on Tuesday found Steven Ingersoll guilty of three of six charges he faced. It convicted him of two counts of tax evasion and one count of conspiracy.

The jury acquitted Ingersoll of three fraud counts. It acquitted his brother Gayle Ingersoll of conspiracy.

The jury convicted Roy Bradley of conspiracy while acquitting Bradley’s wife, Tammy Bradley, of fraud.

Sentencing for Steven Ingersoll and Roy Bradley is scheduled June 16.

Steven Ingersoll started Traverse City Academy and Bay City Academy with charters granted by Lake Superior State University.