Wake County Doctor Pleads Guilty to State Tax Charges

Date: 3/21/2006

RALEIGH – A Wake County doctor pleaded guilty Tuesday in Wake County District Court to charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Dr. Thomas F. Fleischhauer, 52, of 201 Highgate Circle, Wake Forest pleaded guilty on March 21, 2006 to four counts of willfully failing to file his 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 North Carolina individual income tax returns.

Wake County District Court Judge Jane Gray sentenced Fleischhauer to a 45-day prison term. The sentence was suspended and Fleischhauer was placed on supervised probation for one year. He was also ordered to file his delinquent tax returns within 60 days, perform 100 hours of community service within one year and pay a $100 fine.

The state’s evidence showed that Fleischhauer earned income in excess of $40,000 for each of the years in question.

The charges against Fleischhauer resulted from an investigation by an auditor with the Department’s Raleigh Field Examinations Office and a special agent with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division in Raleigh.

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