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  • News Former Greeneville Business Owner Found Guilty on Sales Tax Evasion, Money Laundering and Theft Charges

    Friday, April 29, 2016 | 10:05am

    GREENEVILLE – The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to Wednesday’s guilty verdict of Jerry Reginald Burkes. Burkes, 50, is the former owner of Preeminent Skate Specialty, a tobacco store in Greenville. Burkes was found guilty in a Greene County Criminal Court on 12 counts of sales tax evasion, one count of money laundering and one count of theft over $60,000. A sentencing hearing is set for June 1. Burkes could be sentenced up to a maximum of two years in the state penitentiary for each count of sales tax evasion, and he could be sentenced for up to a maximum of 12 years for each of the other counts.