Brunswick County Man Charged with State Tax Offenses

December 7, 2016

RALEIGH – A Brunswick County man was arrested December 7, 2016 on felony tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Daniel Bruce Leggett, 31, of 1810 Olive Pine Way, Leland, was charged on December 7, 2016 with three counts of Attempting to Evade or Defeat Tax, and two counts of Willful Failure to File Return, Supply Information, or Pay Tax.

Arrest warrants allege that Leggett knowingly and willfully supplied false information to his employer, the North Carolina State Ports Authority, claiming a false number of withholding exemptions. These actions caused the State Ports Authority, to not withhold state individual income tax from his wages, all in an attempt to evade and defeat the North Carolina individual income tax. The alleged offenses occurred from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015.

Additional arrest warrants allege that Leggett was required to file North Carolina Individual Income Tax Returns for the tax years 2011 and 2012, but willfully failed to file the returns.

Leggett appeared before a Wake County magistrate and was placed under a $10,000 secured bond. A first appearance was scheduled for December 8, 2016 in Wake County District Court in Raleigh.

The charges against Leggett resulted from an investigation by special agents with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Section in Raleigh.

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