Raleigh Woman Guilty of State Tax Charges

Date: 1/20/2006

RALEIGH – A Raleigh woman pleaded guilty Friday in Wake County District Court to tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Maria L. Huntley, 41, of 7620 Graylyn Drive, Raleigh pleaded guilty on Jan. 20, 2006 to 28 counts of willful failure to file North Carolina corporate, franchise and income tax returns, individual income tax returns, and state sales and withholding tax returns. Huntley also pleaded guilty to 14 counts of willful failure to pay state withholding and sales tax.

Wake County District Court Judge Donald W. Overby sentenced Huntley to two 45-day prison terms. The sentences were suspended and Huntley was placed on supervised probation for 24 months. She was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service and file all delinquent tax returns with the Department of Revenue and pay any taxes due within 30 days.

The charges against Huntley resulted from an investigation by the Department’s Collections and Criminal Investigations Divisions.

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