Oxford Attorney Pleads Guilty to State Tax Charges

Date: 10/26/2004

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

Fred C. Moutos, 39, of 130 Pine Cone Drive, Oxford, pleaded guilty on Oct. 26, 2004 to five counts of willful failure to file North Carolina individual income tax returns.

Wake County District Court Judge Shelley Desvousges sentenced Moutos to two consecutive 45-day prison terms. The sentence was suspended and Moutos was placed on supervised probation for two consecutive 36-month terms. He must also pay a $250 criminal fine, file his delinquent tax returns within 30 days and pay restitution of all taxes owed to the Department of Revenue.

The state’s evidence showed that Moutos willfully failed to file state income tax returns for the years 1998 through 2002.

The charges against Moutos resulted from an investigation by the Department of Revenue Durham Examinations Office and the Criminal Investigations Division.

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