Two Wilmington attorneys plead guilty to tax charges
RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — Two Wilmington attorneys pleaded guilty Wednesday in Wake County District Court to tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.
According to a news release from the NC Department of Revenue, Clay Allen Collier, 56, and Andrew John Hanley, 53, pleaded guilty to Willful Failure to File North Carolina Individual Income Tax Returns.
Wake County District Court Judge William C. Lawton sentenced Collier and Hanley to 45-day prison terms. The sentences were suspended and they were both placed on unsupervised probation for 18 months. Both men were ordered to serve 100 hours of community service.
Collier was further ordered to pay a criminal fine of $700 and Hanley was ordered to pay a $1,500 criminal fine. Collier and Hanley filed returns and paid restitution prior to court.
Information presented in court showed that Collier and Hanley are North Carolina licensed attorneys with the law firm of Crossley, McIntosh, Collier, Hanley & Edes, PLLC, located in Wilmington.
Collier willfully failed to file North Carolina Individual Income Tax Returns for the tax years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014. Hanley willfully failed to file
North Carolina Individual Income Tax Returns for the tax years 2009, 2010, and 2012.
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