Hickory Resident Sentenced in Tax Case

Date: July 31, 2013

RALEIGH – A Hickory resident pleaded guilty Wednesday in Wake County District Court to charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Michael Seth Galit, 54, of 5176 Leigh Lane, Hickory, NC, pleaded guilty on July 31, 2013 to three counts of Willful Failure to File Return. 

District Court Judge Eric Chasse sentenced Galit to 45 days in jail.  The sentence was suspended and Galit was placed on supervised probation for 12 months.  Galit was ordered to pay restitution of $2,593 and was also ordered to file all income tax returns in a timely and accurate fashion. 

Information presented in court showed that Galit was required to file North Carolina Individual Income Tax Returns for tax years 2009, 2010 and 2011, but willfully failed to file the returns.  Michael Galit is a teacher, employed by Catawba County Schools.   

The charges against Galit resulted from an investigation by a special agent with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Section in Raleigh.


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