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Business Owner Pleads Guilty to $58K in Sales Tax Evasion

News release from Department of Revenue:
Knoxville, Tenn.- The Tennessee Department of Revenue’s Special
Investigation Section conducted the investigation that led to today’s
guilty plea of Lena Angela Lampkin, age 53, owner of Angie’s Market &
Deli, LLC, located in Strawberry Plains, Tenn.
Lena Lampkin pleaded guilty to one count of theft, a Class C felony.
She was ordered to pay restitution to the State in the amount of
$58,408.72. Lampkin will be sentenced on Dec. 2, 2011.
On May 10, 2010, the Knox County Grand Jury returned a 39 count
indictment for Evasion of Sales Tax in violation of Tenn. Code Ann.
Section 67-1-1440(g), a Class E felony, as well as one count of Theft of
Property over $10,000, a Class C felony. The indictments charged Lampkin
intentionally failed to report sales tax totaling $58,408.72 to the
state from April 2005 through June 2008.

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