Charlotte Businesswoman Pleads Guilty To State Tax Charges

Date:  October 23, 2007

RALEIGH – The president of Something Classic Corporation, a Charlotte catering business, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Wake County District Court to tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Jill Renee Marcus, 42, of 11804 Tall Oaks Place, Charlotte pleaded guilty on Oct. 23, 2007 to four counts of willful failure to file corporate income tax returns for tax years 2002 through 2005.

Wake County District Court Judge William C. Lawton sentenced Marcus to a 45-day prison term. The sentence was suspended and Marcus was placed on supervised probation for 12 months. She was also ordered to file the delinquent tax returns within 30 days, pay restitution of any taxes owed, perform 50 hours of community service within six months, pay a $2,000 fine and timely and accurately file and pay any future tax returns. Marcus also agreed to forfeit her $2,000 bond toward sales taxes owed.

The charges against Marcus resulted from an investigation by the Department’s Charlotte Examinations field office and a special agent with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division in Raleigh.


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