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Tualatin businessman called out for tax delinquency

Former Jadco Chemical Ltd. owner makes list

A former Tualatin business owner has the dubious distinction of making a California top 500 list — for delinquent sales tax.

Joel J. Morris owes more than $489,000 in sales tax to the state of California, with the associated address listed as 19005 S.W. 125th Court in Tualatin — the former site of Jadco Chemical Ltd., shuttered in 2007.

Jadco is listed separately as owing the state of California more than $567,000, for which the state placed a lien on the 125th Court property.

Morris’ legacy with Jadco has been a spotted one: In 2009, he was sentenced to two years in prison after it was discovered he had illegally withdrawn funds from the company’s employee benefit plan to the tune of almost $269,000, in what was characterized as his raiding of employees’ pension for his own personal use.

Morris served as president at Jadco until 2006.

The California State Board of Equalization publicly posts its top delinquent accounts, notifying taxpayers ahead of time and agreeing to remove names from the list as payment or payment plans are arranged.

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