Goodwin indicted on tax evasion

Posted By | June 10, 2019 12:35 pm

Gary Dewayne Goodwin

The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue have conducted the investigation that led to the indictment and arrest of Gary Dewayne Goodwin, of Sparta.

According to the Tennessee Department of Revenue, special agents arrested Goodwin, 55, last week at his residence. Bond was set at $10,000. On June 5, 2019, the White County Grand Jury indicted Goodwin on one Class E felony count of tax evasion.

“The Department of Revenue promotes voluntary taxpayer compliance by educating taxpayers, aggressively pursuing criminal sanctions and demanding accountability when taxpayers engage in fraudulent activity,” said Revenue Commissioner David Gerregano. “This indictment underscores the department’s ongoing efforts to enforce Tennessee’s tax laws.”

According to the Tennessee Department of Revenue, if convicted, Goodwin could be sentenced to a maximum of two years in the state penitentiary and fined up to $3,000.

The department is pursuing this criminal case in cooperation with District Attorney Bryant Dunaway’s office. Citizens who suspect violations of Tennessee’s revenue laws should call the toll-free tax fraud hot line at (800) FRAUDTX (372-8389).

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