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May 7, 2013

Former Leon County Business Owner Arrested

Brian A. Campbell, 45, the former owner of Capital Quality Buildings, Inc., a business that specialized in the construction and sale of portable buildings located in Tallahassee, Florida, has been arrested on charges that he stole sales tax he collected from customers, but failed to send in to the state, the Florida Department of Revenue announced today.

Mr. Campbell, who also lives in Tallahassee, was arrested by the Leon County Sheriff's Office, May 3, 2013 on felony charges relating to theft of state funds and failure to file six consecutive tax returns. If convicted, he faces up to 5 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines, as well as possible repayment of stolen sales tax, along with payment of penalty and investigative costs. Capital Quality Buildings was located at 5339 Capital Circle South West in Tallahassee.

According to Revenue Department investigators, Mr. Campbell collected tax from customers at his business. However, during various periods beginning in 2010 and lasting through 2012, he failed to send in to the state all of the sales taxes that were collected and failed to file sales tax returns as required by law.

“It is an honor to serve the vast majority of Florida businesses who comply with State tax requirements,” said Marshall Stranburg, Executive Director, Florida Department of Revenue. “For those that don't, it is our job to enforce the law and ensure honest businesses are not placed at a competitive disadvantage by those who ignore the law or intentionally collect and steal taxpayer dollars.”

If you have information about tax crimes, please call the Florida Department of Revenue Investigations office in Tallahassee at 850-922-2671.

Note: Due to the confidential nature of taxpayer records, generally the information found in this release is the only information available from the Department of Revenue concerning this matter. Other information may be available through the arresting agency and the local Clerk of Court.