Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tax Charges Lead To Interim Suspension

A report from WIS10 Columbia, South Carolina:

A Columbia attorney has been arrested on tax charges.

According to the South Carolina Department of Revenue, investigators arrested Frank R. Ellerbe, III, 51, and charged him with five counts of failing to file state tax returns in tax years 2001 through 2002 and 2005 through 2007. 

Department of Revenue investigators say Ellerbe earned income in amounts that exceeded the requirement to file. The tax owed for the period is $9,958.  

Ellerbe faces up to five years in jail and fines of up to $50,000 if convicted of the charges.

Ellerbe was being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center pending a bond hearing.

The South Carolina Supreme Court promptly suspended the attorney on an interim basis on motion of disciplinary counsel based on the charges.

The name is a well known one in South Carolina, one carried by a former Washington Senators baseball player who was the only son of a state governor (also of the same name) to play major league baseball. (Mike Frisch)

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