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Swansboro Businessman Pleads Guilty To State Tax Charges

Raleigh, NC

A Swansboro businessman pleaded guilty Wednesday in Wake County District Court to tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

John Scott Chadwick, 62, of 101 Oyster Bay Drive, Swansboro, North Carolina, pleaded guilty on May 30, 2018 to five counts of Willful Failure to File Return, Supply Information, or Pay Tax.  The tax years included 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Wake County District Court Judge Kris D. Bailey sentenced Chadwick to a 45-day prison term. The sentence was suspended and Chadwick was placed on supervised probation for 18 months.  Chadwick was also ordered to pay a fine of $500.00, and perform 100 hours of community service within six months. Chadwick paid $2,516.00 in restitution prior to the plea. 

During the period in question Chadwick was the Mayor of Swansboro.  Chadwick is employed with Cedar Point Landscaping in Swansboro, NC.

The charges against Chadwick resulted from an investigation by a special agent with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Section in Raleigh, and was prosecuted by the Special Prosecutions attorneys in the office of the Attorney General.