A father and son appeared in federal court Wednesday on accusations they failed to pay the IRS thousands of dollars in taxes.
Edward Griffin Sr. and Edward Griffin Jr. appeared before U.S. Magistrate G. Mallon Faircloth on charges of failure to pay over withholding and F.I.C.A. taxes, said defense attorney Richard Hagler, who represents both.
“We, of course, entered a not guilty plea to it,” Hagler said.
Griffin Sr. faces 12 counts. His son faces six counts.
According to Griffin Sr.’s indictment, he collected more than $86,000 in taxable wages from employees at three different businesses in 2004 and 2005 and failed to pay the Internal Revenue Service the money it was owed.
Griffin Jr.’s indictment states that he collected more than $42,000 in taxable wages from employees at two different businesses in 2004 and 2005 and failed to pay the IRS its money.