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For Immediate Release
July 25, 2002
Contact: Sean Caine, 410-576-6357

FREDERICK MAN CHARGED WITH FAILING
TO PAY SALES AND USE TAXES

Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. and Maryland Comptroller William Donald Schaefer jointly announced today that Bernard Philip Herring, 60, the owner and operator of the Frederick Diner, located at 700 N. Market St, Frederick, has been charged with eight counts of Failure to Pay Over Sales and Use Tax, in connection with the operation of his business. It is alleged that between July 2001 and May 2002, Herring failed to remit approximately $7,739 in sales and use tax that he claimed was due in sales and use tax reports that he filed with the Comptroller.

All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If convicted, he could be sentenced on each count to a maximum of five years incarceration and a fine of up to $5,000 (up to $10,000 for acts that occurred after November 1, 2001).

The case was referred by the Comptroller’s Office, and investigated by the Office of the Attorney General, Criminal Investigations Division.

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