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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Wednesday - September 12, 2001

GREENVILLE - United States Attorney John Stuart Bruce announced that JIMMIE R. BARNES was sentenced in federal court here on Tuesday, August 28, 2001, for income tax violations.

BARNES, a lawyer located in Roanoke Rapids, N. C., received a sentence of one year on probation. U. S. Magistrate Judge Louise W. Flanagan also ordered that BARNES make restitution to the United States in the amount of $49,148.00.

On May 29, 2001, BARNES pled guilty to a two-count Criminal Information that charged him with failure to file federal income tax returns for the calendar years 1994 and 1995.

Investigation of the case was conducted by the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service.

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