Local CPA Guilty of Tax Charges
RALEIGH – A Fayetteville certified public accountant pleaded
guilty Thursday in Wake County District Court to willfully failing
to file her state individual income tax returns
Janet Page Land, 39, of 642 Magnolia Church Road, Stedman, entered
guilty pleas to three counts of willfully failing to file her 1999,
2000, and 2001 North Carolina individual income tax returns. The offenses
occurred while Land worked as a CPA with Chestnutt & Company in
District Court Judge Robert B. Rader sentenced Land to 45 days in
jail. The sentence was suspended on the conditions that she be placed
on unsupervised probation for 18 months. Land was further ordered
to perform 40 hours of community service and pay a $3,000 criminal
fine. She must also file and pay all taxes due in a timely manner.
The state's evidence presented in court showed that Land earned federal
taxable income of $65,546 for 1999, $59,821 for 2000, and $50,330
The charges against Land resulted from an investigation by agents
with the Department of Revenue's Criminal Investigations Division.
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