Colleyville pharmacist gets 18 months in prison for tax evasion

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A Colleyville man who had been the head pharmacist at Grapevine Drug Mart has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for tax evasion and fined $30,000.

Norvell Moss, 68, also must pay an additional $8,277 in restitution to go along with the more than $94,000 he paid before he was sentenced on Friday by U.S. District Judge John McBryde.

Moss had plead guilty in January to a federal charge of income tax evasion. Moss must surrender to federal officials on June 7 to begin his prison term.

According to federal court documents, Moss received payments ranging from $20,000 to $100,000 generally three to five times a year from Grapevine Drug Mart. Weekly smaller payment amounts also were made to Moss or Mossman Management, an account created by the Colleyville man. The weekly payments were made from October 2006 to December 2008, the documents stated.

Federal officials noted that Moss failed to report $194,150 that he received from Grapevine Drug Mart in 2008, and avoided paying taxes on that amount. Moss also owed the government $58,233 for that year for taxes due for not reporting all of his income in 2008, officials said in the documents.

Two other defendants affiliated with Grapevine Drug Mart also have been convicted in the case on tax related crimes. Larry Lake, 67, of Colleyville and part owner of the Grapevine business was convicted by a federal jury in February on concealment of assets and three counts of tax evasion.

Travis Lake, 44, who managed Grapevine Drug Mart, also plead guilty in February to three counts of fraud and false statements in connection with tax returns he filed in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Sentencing for the Lakes is pending.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-776 3

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