Ritter was indicted by the Wilson County grand jury in January on the Class E felony count of tax evasion in violation of Tennessee Code Annotated Section 67-1-1440(g). The indictment charged Ritter with failure to pay tax due to the state totaling $5,143 relating to his purchase of an antique automobile and his subsequent false representation of the purchase price to the Wilson County Clerks Office.
The Department of Revenue promotes voluntary taxpayer compliance by educating taxpayers, aggressively pursuing criminal sanctions and demanding accountability when taxpayers engage in fraudulent activity," said Revenue Commissioner Richard H. Roberts.
"This investigation and subsequent conviction underscores the department's ongoing efforts to enforce Tennessee's tax laws."
This case was pursued criminally by the department in cooperation with District Attorney General Tom P. Thompsons office. Citizens who suspect violations of Tennessees revenue laws should call the toll-free tax fraud hot line at (800) FRAUDTX (372-8389).
For more information about the department, visit www.TN.gov/revenue.