Wake County Business Owner Guilty of State Tax Charges

Date:  August 6, 2008

RALEIGH – A Raleigh businessman pleaded guilty Tuesday in Wake County District Court to charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

James D. Bronson Jr. of 2908 Sylvester St., Raleigh pleaded guilty on Aug. 5, 2008 to one count of failure to file and pay the state sales and use tax. Bronson is president of L&J Trading, Inc. and formerly operated the In and Out Food Mart located at 3000 Creech Road.

Bronson received a 45-day suspended sentence and was placed on 36 months supervised probation. He must also pay a $100 fine, $10,426.46 in restitution and court costs.

The charges against Bronson are the result of efforts by the Department’s Raleigh Collections Office.

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