Calvin Russell Laird, Jr., 50, of Lawn

Calvin Russell Laird, Jr., 50, of Lawn, was convicted of second-degree felony motor fuel tax fraud and sentenced to a term of 20 years imprisonment in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The sentence is the maximum allowed by law for the offense. Laird was convicted after pleading guilty to the indictment, which alleged that he intentionally and knowingly evading and attempting to evade motor fuel tax by delivering dyed diesel into the fuel tank of a motor vehicle for use upon a public highway. The case was prosecuted as cause number 24940A in Taylor County.

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