Bertie County Man Pleads Guilty To State Tax Charges

April 21, 2014

RALEIGH – A Bertie County Man pleaded guilty Monday in Wake County Superior Court to tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Larry Douglas Cooke, Jr., 43, of 408 E. Main Street, Aulander, North Carolina pleaded guilty on April 21, 2014 to three counts of Failure to Pay North Carolina Tax.

Superior Court Judge Michael Morgan sentenced Cooke to a 45-day prison term. The sentence was suspended and Cooke was placed on unsupervised probation for twelve months. He was also ordered to pay the remaining outstanding balance of restitution totaling $2,208.61, and pay a $1,000.00 fine.

Information presented in court showed that Larry Douglas Cooke, Jr. collected and did not remit North Carolina withholding taxes totaling $1,516.00 during the period of January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012. Cooke also collected and did not remit North Carolina and Bertie County sales taxes totaling $3,979.90, from January 1, 2011through February 28, 2013.

The charges against Larry Douglas Cooke, Jr. resulted from an investigation by a special agent with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Section in Raleigh.

 


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