Sanford Man Pleads Guilty To State Tax Charges

Date:  January 7, 2008

RALEIGH – A Sanford resident pleaded guilty Monday in Wake County Superior Court to felony tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Richard W. Bordeaux, 62, of 1624 Zion Church Road, Sanford, pleaded guilty on Jan. 7, 2008 to two counts of income tax evasion.

Superior Court Judge Howard E. Manning, Jr. sentenced Bordeaux to a five-month minimum, six-month maximum term. The sentence was suspended and Bordeaux was placed on supervised probation for 36 months. He was also ordered to file amended tax returns, pay the additional tax due, perform 50 hours of community service and pay a $2,000 fine.

The state’s evidence found that Bordeaux filed 2003 and 2004 individual income tax returns claiming false itemized deductions on his returns in order to receive larger state tax refunds than he was entitled to receive.

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

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