Ex-Jobs Corps head in NE Ohio charged, tax counts

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Federal authorities say the former director of the Cleveland Job Corps Center has been indicted on charges that he withheld more than $870,000 in federal taxes from employees but never paid the money to the Internal Revenue Service.

U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach says Clark Hayes, of Richfield, owned Applied Technology Systems Inc. in Cleveland. Authorities say the U.S. Labor Department contracted with Hayes' company to operate the Cleveland and Jacksonville Job Corp centers.

Authorities said in a statement Wednesday the 53-year-old Hayes was charged with three counts of willful failure to collect or pay taxes.

Federal court records do not list an attorney for Hayes. A recording said Hayes' home phone number was not in service.

Authorities say the alleged offenses took place in 2010 and 2011.