September 20, 2013
BOISE — A highway construction company owner who once led one of Idaho's most-powerful building groups was convicted Thursday of 22 criminal counts, including filing false tax returns and conspiracy to defraud the U.S. of millions of dollars.
Elaine Martin of Meridian, a former Associated General Contractors president in Idaho, was found guilty in U.S. District Court in Boise following a 26-day jury trial. She faces potential punishment of decades behind bars at her sentencing, slated for Dec. 9.
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