The owner of a jewelry store in The Grove was sentenced to federal prison earlier this week for tax evasion that a judge called an example of “appalling” greed.


The Asbury Park Press has the story about Lincinio Neves, owner of Neves Jewelers. He also owns a second store in Woodbridge.

Neves, a 60-year-old Spring Lake resident, was sentenced to serve six and a half months in prison for failing to report cash purchases at his stores. Then he’ll be confined to his home for another six and a half months.

Neves pleaded guilty in 2001 to hiding $150,000 in sales. No reason is given in the story for the five-year gap between Neves’ plea and his sentencing.

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