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Monday, June 26, 2006

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced that on June 22, 2006, a jury in Wilmington convicted BEVERLY M. PARKER, of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, of two counts of filing false tax returns and two counts of tax evasion in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Sections 7206(1) and 7201. The jury returned its verdict following a week-long trial in federal court before Senior United States Judge James C. Fox.

PARKER operated a property management company named North Point Management on the Outer Banks for several years. The evidence presented at trial demonstrated that she had been paid in excess of $800,000 between 1998 and 2001, yet filed false tax returns or no tax returns at all. PARKER was convicted of filing false tax returns in 1998 and 1999, each indicating she had zero income. The jury also convicted PARKER of evading taxes all together in 2000 and 2001. Sentencing is scheduled for September 2006.

Investigation in this case was conducted by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division. Assistant United States Attorney Kelly M. Perry prosecuted the case for the United States.

 

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