BIRCHWOOD, Tenn. — A Meigs County man was arrested on a tax evasion charge, according to a Tennessee Department of Revenue news release.
On March 28, the Meigs County Grand Jury indicted Kenneth Eugene McCallie, 55, on one count of tax evasion. Bond was set at $2,500.
If convicted, Kenneth Eugene McCallie, 55, could be sentenced to a maximum of two years in prison and fined up to $3,000 for the felony count of attempted 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," Revenue Commissioner Richard Roberts said. "This arrest underscores the Department's ongoing efforts to enforce Tennessee's tax laws."
The Department is pursuing the criminal case in cooperation with District Attorney General Russell Johnson and his staff. Citizens who suspect violations of Tennessee's revenue laws should call the toll-free tax fraud hot line at (800) FRAUDTX (372-8389).