Durham Attorney Pleads Guilty to State Tax Charges
RALEIGH – A Durham attorney pleaded guilty Monday in Wake County
District Court to tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department
James Edward Hairston, Jr., 40, of 108 Covewood Court, entered guilty
pleas on Dec. 13, 2004 to four counts of willfully failing to file
his North Carolina individual income tax returns for 1998, 2000, 2001,
Wake County District Court Judge Don Overby sentenced Hairston to
a 30-day prison term. The sentence was suspended and he was placed
on probation for 18 months. Hairston also was ordered to pay $20,287.92
in restitution. He must also perform 100 hours of community service.
The state’s evidence showed that Hairston had not filed state
income tax returns for tax years 1998, 2000, 2001, and 2002. Hairston’s
law office is located at 100 E. Parrish St. in Durham.
The charges against Hairston resulted from an investigation by the
Department of Revenue’s Durham Revenue Office and a special
agent with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.
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