Union County Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion
RALEIGH – A Union County man pleaded guilty Friday in Wake
County District Court to felony tax charges filed by the North Carolina
Department of Revenue.
Phillip Rorie, 34, of 1002 Hollingdale Court, Indian Trail, pleaded
guilty on July 8, 2005 to five counts of attempting to evade or defeat
state taxes, which included a charge for providing false documentation
to the Department of Revenue.
Wake County District Court Judge Jane P. Gray sentenced Rorie to
a six-month minimum, eight-month maximum prison term. The sentence
was suspended and Rorie was placed on supervised probation for 36
months. He was ordered to pay a $1,250 fine and perform 100 hours
of community service within 12 months.
Information revealed in court showed that Rorie prepared fraudulent
income tax returns for tax years 2001 through 2004, claiming false
deductions, losses and expenses. The inflated deductions, losses and
expenses were deliberately calculated and intended to deceive the
Department of Revenue to issue tax refunds to the defendant that were
larger than he was legally entitled to receive.
The charges against Rorie resulted from an investigation by an auditor
with the Department’s Charlotte Examinations Office and a special
agent with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division
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