July 25, 2002
Sean Caine, 410-576-6357
MAN CHARGED WITH FAILING
TO PAY SALES AND USE TAXES
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.
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).
case was referred by the Comptrollers Office, and investigated
by the Office of the Attorney General, Criminal Investigations Division.