Cleveland County Resident Guilty of State Tax Charges

Date:  August 7, 2009

Raleigh - A Cleveland county resident was found guilty on June 29 in Cleveland County District Court of failure to file and pay state income tax.

Richard L. Butler of 234 Lily Street, Shelby, was sentenced to 45 days. The jail time was suspended to 18 months supervised probation. He was ordered to pay court costs and attorney fees and restitution of $3469.20. His probation can go to unsupervised when restitution is paid.

The charges against Butler are the result of efforts by the N.C. Department of Revenue collections office in Hickory.