Mecklenburg County Businessman Guilty of State Tax Charges

Date: 4/11/2003

RALEIGH – A Mecklenburg County businessman pleaded guilty Monday to tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Andre Lunn, 50, of 6929 Old Sycamore Drive, Charlotte pleaded guilty on April 7, 2003 to 11 counts of failure to file and pay state sales, withholding and Mecklenburg County transportation taxes. He is also charged with failure to file and pay the state individual income tax. Lunn was the owner of Metro Distributing Company of Charlotte, which is now closed.

Judge Hugh Lewis issued Lunn two 45-day suspended sentences and placed him on unsupervised probation for 72 months. Lunn was ordered to pay $82,113.78 in restitution to the North Carolina Department of Revenue over a period of five years. He was also ordered to file individual income tax forms for the previous 12 years and file two withholding tax reports.

The charges against Lunn are the result of efforts by the Department of Revenue Charlotte Office.

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