Pitt County Resident Guilty of State Tax Charges

Date: February 16, 2010

RALEIGH – A Pitt resident pleaded guilty Feb. 8 in Pitt County District Court to 2 counts of failure to pay the state’s individual income tax.

Russell G. Grooms, of 6199 Leary Mills Rd., Grimesland, was sentenced to 45 days. The jail time was suspended to 24 months supervised probation. He was ordered to pay court costs and restitution of $137,249.44 within the probationary period.

The charges against Grooms are the result of efforts by the N.C. Department of Revenue collections office in Greenville.

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