Published: Feb 11, 2013 5:17 PM EST

FPRT MYERS, Fla.- Peter Jensen was sentenced to 31 months in federal prison for tax evasion. The court also ordered him to pay restitution to the Internal Revenue Service in the amount of $2,155,133.88.

Jensen pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion on October 23, 2012. According to court documents, for the years 2003 through 2009, Jensen attempted to evade paying federal income tax, in the amount of approximately $1.8 million. Jensen attempted to evade paying the taxes by placing real properties in the names of others, and utilizing the bank account of another individual, rather than depositing money he earned in a bank account from which the money could have been seized by the IRS.