Mary Dawoud surrendered to police following a state investigation into her role in a sales tax evasion plot involving Real Discount Tobacco and Beer in south Nashville.
Dawoud surrendered Saturday following an investigation on sales tax evasion charges by the Tennessee Department of Revenue’s Special Investigations Section.
A Davidson County grand jury indicted Dawoud on four class E felony counts of hindering or impeding the collection of sales tax by knowingly filing false sales tax returns on behalf of the discount market between Mar. 1, 2007, and June 30, 2007. The alleged fraud resulted in $266,029.75 in unreported taxable sales and the failure to remit sales tax due totaling $21,045.35.
If convicted, Dawoud could face a maximum prison sentence of two years and fines of $3,000 for each felony count.
Dawoud has an arraignment scheduled Mar. 24 before Judge Steve Dozier.