A Chelan man pled not guilty to tax fraud in Yakima Wednesday for filing a false tax return in 2011.

46-year-old Jose Echeverria owned and operated a produce sales business and is accused of underreporting his income by more than a half-million dollars between 2009 and 2012.

The IRS says Echeverria has admitted to a tax loss of $183,000.

Sentencing is schedule for May 11.

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