Wake County Business Man Charged in State Tax Case

June 12, 2014

RALEIGH – A Cary businessman was arrested Wednesday on felony tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Robert H. Blair, 57, of 110 Canyon Run, Cary was charged on June 11, 2014 with four counts of Embezzlement of State Property and four counts of Embezzlement of County Property.

Arrest warrants allege that Blair, a corporate officer of ASP Integrated Systems, Inc., aided and abetted the corporation to embezzle, misapply and convert to its own use $78,049.89 in state and county sales tax during the period January 1, 2010 through April 22, 2013. During this period of time, Blair held the position of President and was the responsible person of ASP Integrated Systems, Inc., which was under a duty to collect, hold in trust, and remit North Carolina State Taxes to the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Blair appeared before a Wake County magistrate and was placed under an $80,000 bond. A first appearance was scheduled for June 12, 2014 in Wake County District Court in Raleigh.

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


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