Kernersville CPA Pleads Guilty to State Tax Charges

Date: 12/14/2004

RALEIGH – A Kernersville certified public accountant pleaded guilty Tuesday in Wake County District Court to tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Richard Burrell Hill, 52, of 270 Weatherfield Lane, Kernersville, entered guilty pleas on Dec. 14, 2004 to four counts of willfully failing to file his 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002 North Carolina individual income tax returns.

The state’s evidence showed that Hill, a self employed CPA in Kernersville, failed to file his returns for those years.

Wake County District Court Judge Joyce A. Hamilton sentenced Hill to a 45-day prison term. The sentence was suspended and Hill was placed on probation for 12 months. He was also ordered to pay a $100 criminal fine and must perform 24 hours of community service.

The charges against Hill resulted from an investigation by a special agent with the Department of Revenue Criminal Investigations Division.

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