May 24, 2018
A federal grand jury sitting in the Western District of Virginia returned an indictment charging a Collinsville, Virginia pharmacist with failing to account for and pay over employment taxes, announced the Justice Department’s Tax Division. According to the indictment, Jerry R. Harper, Jr., owned and operated Family Discount Pharmacy, Inc.
(FDP) in Stanleytown, Virginia, with multiple locations in Stuart, Rocky Mount, Chatham, and Brosville, Virginia. As owner of FDP, Harper was allegedly responsible for collecting and paying over FDP’s employment taxes. The indictment charges that during 2011 to 2014, FDP accrued employment tax liabilities of more than $1.2 million and that Harper withheld those taxes from FDP employees’ wages. He then allegedly failed to fully pay over the amounts withheld to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). DOJ