Virginia Man Sentenced in North Carolina Tax Scheme

Date: 7/17/2006

RALEIGH – A Virginia man was sentenced today on felony tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Derrick Marcell Mallety, 37, of 3518 Bolling Road, Richmond, pleaded guilty in Wake County Superior Court to seven counts of aiding or assisting in the preparation of a fraudulent tax return and six counts of obtaining property by false pretenses.

Superior Court Judge A. Leon Stanback, Jr. sentenced Mallety to two consecutive 10- month minimum, 12-month maximum prison terms. Mallety was ordered to pay $3,514 in restitution.

An investigation by a special agent with the North Carolina Department of Revenue found that Mallety prepared and filed North Carolina income tax returns using the personal information of at least four individuals without their knowledge or consent. The crimes occurred while Mallety was living in Fayetteville, N.C.

The charges against Mallety resulted from an investigation by a special agent with the Department of Revenue’s Criminal Investigation Division.

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