Harnett County Man Pleads Guilty To State Tax Charge

Date: August 13, 2013

RALEIGH – A Lillington man pleaded guilty Tuesday in Wake County Superior Court to a felony charge filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Antron Lasalle McLean, 29, of 1405 South 4th Street, Lillington, pleaded guilty on August 13, 2013 to one count of Obtaining Property by False Pretenses.

Superior Court Judge Reuben Young sentenced McLean to an eight-month minimum, ten month maximum prison term. The sentence was suspended and McLean was placed on supervised probation for 36 months.  He was ordered to timely and accurately file his North Carolina tax returns, pay restitution of $629.00, and perform 25 hours of community service per week until he is employed full-time or becomes a student.

Information presented in court showed that McLean filed a false North Carolina individual income tax return for the tax year 2009 representing that he was employed by a local business and had North Carolina income taxes withheld from his wages, when in fact he was not employed by the business and did not have the taxes withheld by the company. The return deceived the Department of Revenue and caused the state to give him credit for payment of individual income tax withholdings that he was not entitled to receive. 

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