former owner of a North Carolina scrap metals buying center has
been sentenced to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay
$2,495,721 in restitution on charges of tax evasion, according
to the U.S. Attorneys Office.
Jeffrey Lee Johnson,
of Mount Airy, had pleaded guilty to two counts of filing false
Between 2005 and 2010,
Johnson owned Mayberry Auto Parts & Recycling Inc., where
he bought scrap and sold it to larger processors. In 2006 and
2007, Johnson filed gross receipts of $799,228 and $820,000,
respectively, but the Internal Revenue Service confirmed the
receipts were $4 million in 2006 and $5 million in 2007.
The business has since been sold and Johnson couldnt
be reached for comment.