Orange County Physician Pleads Guilty in State Tax Case


RALEIGH – An Orange County man pleaded guilty Wednesday in Wake County District Court to tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

John Kehinde Keku, 56, of 204 Cates Farm Rd., Chapel Hill, pleaded guilty on September 23, 2015 to two counts of Willful Failure to File Return, Supply Information, or Pay tax. 

Wake County District Court Judge Dan Nagle sentenced Keku to a 45-day prison term. 
The sentenced was suspended and Keku was placed on supervised probation for 18 months.  Keku was also ordered to pay restitution of $28,779, pay a fine of $8,000, and complete 100 hours of community service.   

The investigation by a special agent with the North Carolina Department of Revenue found that Keku was required to file North Carolina Individual Income Tax Returns for tax years 2012 and 2013, but willfully failed to file the returns.  During this period of time, Keku was an emergency room physician in Orange county. 

The charges against Keku resulted from an investigation by a special agent with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Section in Raleigh.

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