Wake County Businessman Jailed on State Tax Charges

Date: 7/23/2004

RALEIGH -- A Wake County businessman entered a guilty plea in Wake County District Court to tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

A. Glenn Barwick, 60, of 1625 Navaho Drive, Raleigh, pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting a corporation in failing to pay the North Carolina withholding tax. Barwick is president of Devcon Construction, Inc.

Wake County District Court Judge William C. Lawton ordered Barwick to serve a 30-day active sentence. Barwick paid $31,575 in restitution to the North Carolina Department of Revenue prior to his court appearance.

The state's evidence showed that Barwick stopped filing reports and remitting the withholding taxes due for Devcon Construction, Inc. From Jan. 1, 2001 through Sept. 30, 2003, Barwick withheld $31,575 in North Carolina individual income taxes from his employees' wages that he did not remit to the Department of Revenue.

On July 9, 2004 Barwick entered a guilty plea on behalf of the corporation to one count of failing to pay North Carolina withholding tax. As a result of that plea Wake County District Court Judge Craig Croom ordered the corporation to pay a $30,000 criminal fine

The charges against Barwick resulted from an investigation by a field auditor in the Department of Revenue's Raleigh Field Examination Office and a special agent with the Department's Criminal Investigations Division in Raleigh.

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