Rockingham County Attorney Pleads Guilty to State Tax Charges

Date: 9/29/2004

RALEIGH – A Reidsville attorney pleaded guilty Tuesday in Wake County District Court to tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Richard Versharn Broadnax, 33, of 112 S. Main St., Reidsville, pleaded guilty on Sept. 28, 2004 to multiple counts of failure to file individual income tax returns.

Wake County District Court Judge Ann Salisbury sentenced Broadnax to a 90-day prison term. The sentence was suspended and Broadnax was placed on supervised probation for 36 months. He was also ordered to pay $18,750 in restitution and a $500 criminal fine. Broadnax filed all returns with the Department prior to his plea.

An investigation by a special agent with the North Carolina Department of Revenue found that Broadnax willfully failed to file individual income tax returns from 1997 to 2002.

The charges against Broadnax resulted from an investigation by a special agent with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division in Raleigh.

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