Raleigh Businessman Pleads Guilty To State Tax Charges
RALEIGH – A Raleigh businessman pleaded guilty Wednesday in
Wake County District Court to felony tax charges filed by the North
Carolina Department of Revenue.
David A. Krabacher, 62, of 9412 Bartons Creek Road, Raleigh, pleaded
guilty on July 6, 2005 to two counts of sales tax evasion.
Wake County District Court Judge Jane Powell Gray sentenced Krabacher
to a five-month minimum, six-month maximum prison term. The sentence
was suspended and Krabacher was placed on supervised probation for
12 months. He was also ordered to perform 75 hours of community service
and pay a $500 criminal fine. Before entering his plea, Krabacher
paid restitution of the tax, penalty and interest.
The state’s evidence showed that Krabacher, as president and
responsible officer of American Car Care Inc., and Fix & Fly Car
Care Inc., of Raleigh charged and collected $24,116.70 in sales tax
from October 2003 through February 2005. In an effort to defeat the
tax, Krabacher remitted a self-prepared bond certificate of no monetary
value to the Department of Revenue as payment for his taxes. According
to Krabacher’s interpretation of the Internal Revenue Code,
the federal government was responsible for paying any debt that he
owed and the Federal Reserve should have supported the bond. When
hearing the case, Judge Gray commented that she had never heard the
theory that the federal government would pay a persons state and local
sales taxes. Krabacher’s attorneys stated that their client
had received bad advice from his bookkeeper.
The charges against Krabacher resulted from an investigation by the
Department of Revenue’s Raleigh Revenue Office and its Criminal
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