• Sumner County Business Owner Arrested For Sales Tax Evasion and Theft

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013 | 4:07pm

    Nashville, Tenn. - The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to the July 9, 2013, arrest of Kamalesh C. Patel, on charges of sales tax evasion and theft. Patel, age 36, was arrested at his business by Special Agents of the Tennessee Department of Revenue. Bond was set at $25,000.

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  • Former Memphis Liquor Store Owner Pleads Guilty and is Sentenced on Theft Charges

    Friday, July 05, 2013 | 4:05pm

    Memphis, Tenn. - The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to the July 2, 2013, sentencing of Justin L. Foster (age 37) for Theft of Property over $10,000, a Class C Felony. Foster was the owner of Midtown Wine and Spirits located at 2541 Poplar Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee. Foster was indicted November 18, 2010, on charges of Sales Tax Fraud and Theft of Property over $60,000.

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  • Sales Tax Rate on Food to Decrease Beginning July 1, 2013

    Tuesday, June 11, 2013 | 10:31am

    Businesses Advised to Make Necessary Changes to Registers and Accounting Systems

    Nashville, Tenn. - On May 13, 2013, Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law a reduction in the state sales and use tax rate on sales of food and food ingredients. Effective July 1, 2013, the state sales and use tax rate on sales of food and food ingredients will be reduced from 5.25% to 5%.

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  • Knox County Business Woman Arrested on Sales Tax Evasion and Theft Charges

    Monday, June 10, 2013 | 3:57pm

    Knoxville, Tenn. - The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to the indictment and arrest of Jessica Allen, age 30, of Knoxville, TN. On June 7, 2013, Allen was arrested at her home by Special Agents of the Tennessee Department of Revenue. Bond was set at $5,000.

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  • Knox County Business Owner Arrested on Sales Tax Evasion and Theft Charges

    Friday, June 07, 2013 | 3:53pm

    Knoxville, Tenn. - The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to the indictment and subsequent arrest of Tommy Joe Wykle, age 66, of Knoxville, TN. On June 6, 2013, Wykle was arrested by Special Agents of the Tennessee Department of Revenue at his business, Wykle Auto Sales, located at 1420 East Magnolia Avenue, Knoxville, TN. Bond was set at $5,000.

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  • Knox County Business Man Arrested on Sales Tax Evasion and Theft Charges

    Friday, June 07, 2013 | 3:48pm

    Knoxville, Tenn. - The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to the indictment and arrest of Vincent Reed Jones, age 54, of Knoxville. On June 6, 2013, Jones was arrested by Special Agents of the Tennessee Department of Revenue at the business, Best Deals Auto Sales, located at 1818 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN. Bond was set at $5,000.

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  • Former Memphis Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Facilitation of Theft

    Tuesday, June 04, 2013 | 3:46pm

    Memphis, Tenn. - The Tennessee Department of Revenue's Special Investigations Section conducted the investigation that led to yesterday's guilty plea of Yaser Alhalemi. Alhalemi, age 42, appeared before Shelby County Criminal Court Judge John W. Campbell. Alhalemi was partners with his brother, Anter, at Lucky's No. 3, a convenience store located in Memphis.

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  • Former Knox County Business Owner Pleads to Sales Tax Evasion Charges

    Thursday, May 23, 2013 | 3:43pm

    Knoxville, Tenn. - On May 23, 2013, Brahim Mazouzi, former owner of Magnolia Market, located in Knoxville, entered a Best Interest plea to two counts of tax evasion in Knox County Criminal Court. Knox County Judge Steven Sword sentenced Mazouzi, age 44, to four years’ probation and ordered him to pay restitution to the state in the amount of $25,521.59. The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to the plea and sentencing of Mazouzi.

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  • Wilson County Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

    Monday, May 13, 2013 | 3:41pm

    Mt. Juliet, Tenn. - The Special Investigations Sections of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to a May 10, 2013 guilty plea by Frederick C. Ritter, age 69, of Mt. Juliet to one count of tax evasion. Wilson County Criminal Court Judge David Durham sentenced Ritter to one year probation and ordered him to pay full restitution to the state.

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  • Fayette County Man Sentenced for Sales Tax Evasion and Filing False Report to an Officer

    Monday, May 13, 2013 | 3:39pm

    Somerville, Tenn. - The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to the May 9, 2013 guilty plea of Gerald J. Pulliam. Circuit Court Judge J. Weber McCraw accepted Pulliam's guilty plea to one count of sales tax evasion in violation of Tenn. Code Ann. Section 67-1-1440(g), a Class E felony; and one count of filing a false report to a law enforcement officer in violation of Tenn. Code Ann. Section 39-16-502, a Class D felony.

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