Trenton Businessman Pleads Guilty To State Tax Charges

Date:  Feb. 17, 2009

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

Nabil H. Alzoqari, 39, of 101 E. Jones St., Trenton pleaded guilty on Feb. 16, 2009 to one count each of failure to pay state and Jones County sales taxes.

Wake County Superior Court Judge Osmond Smith sentenced Alzoqari to a 90-day prison term.  The sentence was suspended and Alzoqari was placed on supervised probation for 24 months. He was also ordered to timely and accurately file and pay his personal and business tax returns, pay restitution of $20,798, perform 200 hours of community service and pay a $1,000 criminal fine.

The state’s evidence found that Alzoqari, owner of Trenton Market located at 406 New River Drive, Jacksonville, failed to remit the state and county sales tax charged and collected from his customers from July 2004 through March 2007. 

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


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