Gaston County Restaurant Owner Pleads Guilty to State Tax Charges
RALEIGH – A Gaston County restaurant owner pleaded guilty Monday
to charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.
Christopher D. Pope, 39, of 1312 Creekview Drive. Gastonia, pleaded
guilty on Dec. 15, 2003 to one count of failure to pay the state sales
tax. Pope is the former owner of Jiggers Drive-In restaurant in Bessemer
Judge Joyce Brown issued Pope a 45-day suspended sentence. Pope was
placed on supervised probation for two years and during that time
he must pay any outstanding taxes owed to the state.
The charges against Pope are the result of efforts by the Department
of Revenue Gastonia Office.
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