Fayetteville Man Jailed in Fraudulent State Tax Scheme
RALEIGH – A Cumberland County man was sentenced to an active
prison term Monday on felony tax charges filed by the North Carolina
Department of Revenue.
Robert Lester McAllister, 33, of Fayetteville entered guilty pleas
on Jan. 31, 2005 to three counts of aiding or assisting in the preparation
of fraudulent North Carolina tax returns.
Wake County Superior Court Judge Abe Jones sentenced McAllister to
three, consecutive 10-month minimum, 12-month maximum prison terms
with the North Carolina Department of Corrections. Judge Jones suspended
the last sentence for 24 months and ordered that McAllister be placed
on supervised probation after completing the active sentences.
The state’s evidence showed that McAllister provided fraudulent
wage and tax statements to others who used them to prepare false North
Carolina individual income tax returns. The W-2’s were intended
to deceive the state into issuing tax refunds to these individuals
that they were not lawfully entitled to receive.
The charges against McAllister resulted from an investigation by
a special agent with the North Carolina Department of Revenue’s
Criminal Investigations Division. McAllister’s plea is the culmination
of the state’s investigation into activities by several Fayetteville
area residents involved with filing fraudulent state income tax returns
using fictitious wage and tax statements. Twenty-one individuals were
convicted in 2004 due to their roles in this scheme.
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