A restaurateur from Kennebunkport has been sentenced to three years in prison, with all but nine months suspended, and three years of probation for tax evasion and unemployment fraud.

Attorney General William J. Schneider said in a news release Monday that Brian Bartley, 59, was sentenced by York County Superior Court Justice Arthur Brennan after Bartley pleaded guilty to 20 charges, including theft of sales tax, income tax evasion, theft by deception and unemployment fraud.

Bartley is part-owner and general manager of the Bartley’s Dockside restaurant.

Schneider said Bartley routinely stole a portion of the sales tax that customers paid to the restaurant and spent it for personal use.

He also used the restaurant as a vehicle for income tax evasion by having it pay tens of thousands of dollars in personal expenses for him and his family, including mortgage and automobile payments, home utility bills and credit card expenses, Schneider said.

The state said that even though the restaurant operated as a year-round business, Bartley applied for and received thousands of dollars in unemployment compensation.

The judge ordered Bartley to pay $87,365 in restitution.

“All Maine taxpayers bear the responsibility for paying their fair share under state tax laws,” Schneider said. “Businesses entrusted with the collection of state taxes must pay these taxes over to the state and not use them for personal gain.”