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Four Upstate Residents charged with Tax Evasion

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 9, 2010

Four Upstate Residents charged with Tax Evasion

South Carolina Department of Revenue investigators charged four upstate residents with income tax evasion.  Four upstate residents are accused of failing to timely file their state income tax returns, and also claimed to be exempt from taxation on W-4 forms they filed with their employer.

Kevin Kershaw, of Simpsonville, was charged with five counts of income tax evasion.  The investigation showed Kershaw earned income in excess of $365,000 during tax years 2005 through 2009. His state tax liability for the period charged is in excess of $10,000.

Anthony Lyles, of Moore, was charged with three counts of income tax evasion.  The investigation showed Lyles earned income in excess of $213,000 during tax years 2005 through 2007.  His state tax liability for the period charged is in excess of $9,000.

Maleah Griggs, of Greenville, was charged with three counts of income tax evasion.  The investigation showed Griggs earned income in excess of $180,000 during tax years 2005 through 2007.  Her state tax liability for the period charged is in excess of $7,000.

Gregory T. Young, of Greer, was charged with four counts of income tax evasion.  The investigation showed Young earned income in excess of $213,000 during tax years 2005 through 2008.  His state tax liability for the period charged is more than $9,500. 

The individuals are in the Spartanburg County Detention Center pending a bond hearing. If convicted of the charges they are facing up to five years in prison and a fine of $10,000 for each charge of income tax evasion. 

Investigation of this case is ongoing and more arrests are expected.

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