A Vermont man who is a former IRS employee pleaded guilty Monday to obstructing a Department of Labor investigation.
Prosecutors say Richard Andersen, 46, of Franklin, failed to turn over time cards and other records from a Sears Hometown Store he owned in St. Albans.
Early last year, the Vermont Department of Labor began looking into Anderson's compliance with wage and hour regulations, but officials say he hid many of the subpoenaed records.
At the time, he was also employed by the IRS as an investigator with a fuel tax program.
Andersen faces up to 20 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines.