CINCINNATI — Twelve days before Evans Landscaping owner Doug Evans was to begin serving a 21-month sentence for minority contracting fraud, a federal judge delayed his report date for the fourth time, as he considers whether Evans’ health concerns should allow him to skip prison altogether.

U.S. District Court Judge Michael Barrett, who presided over Evans’ month-long trial in 2018, signed an order on Wednesday giving Evans a three-month delay on his prison report date from October 5 to January 8.

This is the third time Barrett has delayed the prison report date because Evans’ attorney, Ben Dusing, insisted his client’s poor health would put him at risk of contracting COVID-19 while in prison. He wants the high-profile Newtown entrepreneur to serve his punishment through home confinement.

“He is a first-time, non-violent offender. He does not request a reduction of the time of the home confinement, but simply that he

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FAR ROCKAWAY, N.Y., Sept. 10, 2020  /PRNewswire/ — For every entrepreneur or small business owner, it is very important to face the reality that a significant amount of money is a prerequisite in order to be successful. The majority of the time, the money needs to be obtained from outside sources rather than within due to a number of reasons with number one being the lack of availability. Only a small lucky chunk of business owners get to rely on inside funding, mostly because their idea is not capital intensive, or they themselves are self-sufficient in terms of resources.

Funding for start-ups and small businesses is available in various forms, and it is up to the owner to take a wise decision on which type of funding would be most suitable. Each stage of the business requires different types of resources, and as the company evolves, different forms of

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