Cary Businessman Pleads Guilty to State Tax Charges
RALEIGH – A Cary businessman pleaded guilty Monday in Wake
County District Court to tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department
Mark C. Fowler, 50, of 804 Knottinghill Walk, Apex pleaded guilty
on Nov. 15, 2004 to two counts of attempting to evade or defeat state
and local sales taxes.
Wake County District Court Judge Craig Croom sentenced Fowler to
two, consecutive six-month minimum, eight-month maximum prison terms.
The sentence was suspended and Fowler was placed on supervised probation
for 36 months. He was ordered to pay restitution of $29,267, perform
100 hours of community service and pay a $500 criminal fine. He was
also ordered to pay $20,000 of the restitution within one week.
The state’s evidence showed that Fowler, as owner and operator
of Mark Fowler Photography charged, collected and misapplied North
Carolina and Wake County sales taxes from Jan. 1, 2000 through Jan.
31, 2004. Mark Fowler Photography is located at 2425 Kildaire Farm
The charges against Fowler resulted from an investigation by the
Department’s Raleigh Field Examinations Office and a special
agent with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.
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