Davie County Businessman Guilty of State Tax Charges

Date: 8/25/2003

RALEIGH – A Davie County businessman pleaded guilty Thursday to charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Geoffrey S. Stanley, 42, of 172 Hamilton Court, Advance pleaded guilty on Aug. 21, 2003 to nine counts of failure to file and pay state withholding taxes and individual income taxes. Stanley is the president of Longhorn Mobile Home Transport, which is located in Advance.

Judge Dale Graham issued Stanley a 45-day suspended sentence and placed him on supervised probation for five years. Stanley was also ordered to pay restitution of $37,784 to the Department of Revenue and pay court costs. He will be placed on unsupervised probation after the restitution is paid.

The charges against Stanley are the result of efforts by the Department of Revenue Statesville Office.

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