Kings Mountain Businessman Pleads Guilty To State Tax Charges
RALEIGH – A Cleveland County man pleaded guilty Monday to failing
to file and pay North Carolina taxes.
Howard B. Roberts, Jr., 54, of 111 Goforth Road, Kings Mountain,
pleaded guilty in Wake County District Court on Feb. 2, 2004 to one
count of willfully failing to file sales tax returns and one count
of willfully failing to pay sales tax to the North Carolina Department
of Revenue. The charges were in connection to a Kings Mountain convenience
store owned and operated by Roberts.
District Court Judge Craig Croom sentenced Roberts to 45 days in
jail. The sentence was suspended and Roberts was placed on unsupervised
probation for 12 months. Roberts was ordered to pay a $500 fine, $100
in court costs, a $200 community service fee and to perform 25 hours
of community service within six months. Roberts was further ordered
to timely file and remit all future taxes. Before sentencing, Roberts
paid the Department of Revenue $12,038.91 in restitution.
The charges against Roberts resulted from an investigation by a field
auditor in the Department of Revenue's Hickory Office and a special
agent with the Department's Criminal Investigations Division.
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