Law 360 - A Florida businessman has been sentenced to 51 months in prison for seven years of tax evasion and wire fraud in connection with an investment scheme he ran involving multiple ventures, including an insurance provider and several companies with gambling interests in the Caribbean.

Trenton S. Sommerville, 48, of Destin, received his sentence on Friday morning in Pensacola, although U.S. District Judge M. Casey Rodgers deferred for 90 days her determination on restitution. As of May 2012, Sommerville owed nearly $550,000 in unpaid taxes for the tax years 2004 through 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Sommerville pled guilty in January, admitting that he received funds from investors for several ventures he controlled, which purportedly included an operator of slot machines in the Caribbean, a casino in Trinidad and a lottery operator in St. Maarten, with investors wiring funds or sending checks to Sommerville's bank accounts in northern Florida that were in the companies' names, authorities said.