Plymouth Accountant Pleads Guilty To State Tax Charges

Date: 1/13/2005

RALEIGH -- A Plymouth accountant pleaded guilty Wednesday in Wake County District Court to tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Michael Steven Biggs, 52, of 104 Spruce Pine Drive, Plymouth, entered guilty pleas to six counts of willfully failing to file his 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 North Carolina individual income tax returns.

Wake County District Court Judge Kristen Ruth sentenced Biggs to a 120-day prison term. The sentenced was suspended and Biggs was placed on supervised probation for 18 months. He was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service within 12 months. Biggs paid $100,000 in restitution to the Department of Revenue before the court date.

Information presented in court revealed that Biggs earned $67,075 in 1998; $112,325 in 1999; $515,130 in 2000; $279,713 in 2001; $275,249 in 2002; and $401,601 in 2003. He is a self-employed accountant and operates Biggs Accounting in Plymouth.

The charges against Biggs resulted from an investigation by the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.


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