Wilson County Man Pleads Guilty To State Tax Charges

Date:  Jan. 29, 2009

RALEIGH – A Lucama man pleaded guilty Thursday in Wake County District Court to tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Jimmy W. Teachey, 67, of 6545 U.S. Highway 117, Lucama, pleaded guilty on Jan. 29, 2009 to three counts of willful failure to file state individual income tax returns.

Wake County District Court Judge Kristin H. Ruth sentenced Teachey to a 45-day prison term. The sentence was suspended and Teachey was placed on supervised probation for 36 months.  He was also ordered to timely and accurately file all tax returns and pay any amounts owed during the period of probation. Restitution for the period totals $6,910. Teachey must also comply with the Department of Revenue by paying all taxes due, including an outstanding income tax liability from prior years totaling over $60,000. Teachey was also ordered to pay a $1,000 criminal fine.

The state’s evidence found that Teachey, president of C & J Farm, Inc., failed to file North Carolina individual income tax returns for 2003 through 2005. He had been audited and assessed previously for not filing his 1997 through 2002 income tax returns.   

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

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