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May 7, 2008
Florence lawyer arrested on tax charge
A Florence attorney is in jail today after South Carolina Department of Revenue investigators arrested him for failing to file his 2000 tax return.
George G. Reaves, 66, who owns a Florence law firm, is being held at the Florence County Detention Center pending a bond hearing. He is charged with one count of willfully failing to file a tax return and report his income. The revenue department investigation showed Reaves had a tax liability of $1,825 in 2000.
Reaves is facing up to a year in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 if convicted of the charge.