Garner Man Pleads Guilty To State Tax Charges

Date:  December 4, 2007

Raleigh – A Garner man pleaded guilty Monday in Wake County District Court to tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

James W. Curfman, 63, of 7908 Sundown Drive, Garner pleaded guilty on Dec. 3, 2007 to six counts of income tax evasion.

Wake County District Court Judge Donald Jacobs sentenced Curfman to a five-month minimum, six-month maximum prison term. The sentence was suspended and Curfman was placed on supervised probation for 60 months. He was also ordered to file amended tax returns within 45 days, pay $16,854 in restitution to the Department of Revenue and a $1,000 criminal fine, and perform 100 hours of community service.

The state’s evidence showed that Curfman claimed inflated itemized deductions on his federal tax returns from 2001 through 2006. He also provided false documents to auditors to verify the deductions claimed.

The charges against Curfman resulted from an investigation by a special agent with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.

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