Lincolnville businessman convicted of failing to pay sales tax

By Juliette Laaka | Jan 31, 2014

Rockland — A 64-year-old Lincolnville man was sentenced for tax-related criminal offenses Jan. 29 in Knox County Superior Court.

Ronald Pinkham was convicted of theft by misapplication of property and failing to collect, account for, or pay sales tax in November 2012. He was sentenced to 180 days of home confinement and ordered to pay $98,417 in restitution, said court papers. The punishment was an agreement between the state and defense attorney Eric Morse and part of a deferred disposition.

Pinkham will pay $400 monthly to repay the state.

Pinkham owns Woodsound Studios, a musical instrument and manufacturing and servicing business in Rockport, and admitted to failing to pay sales taxes for five years, from August 2006 to August 2011, according to court documents.

Courier Publications' reporter Juliette Laaka can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 118 or by email at

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