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Billy Joe Carter and wife plead guilty in federal court

Billy Joe Carter and wife plead guilty in federal court

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Former Buchanan Volunteer Fire Chief Billy Joe Carter and his wife Shana plead guilty in federal court in Roanoke Monday morning.

The two plead guilty to multiple charges of Social Security, Medicare, and tax fraud.

Between 2005 to 2013, the government's lawyers said Billy Joe received about $130,000 in Social Security benefits and about $90,000 in Medicare. His wife served as the beneficiary recipient. The couple also under reported $110,000 in their taxes to the IRS.

During that time period Billy Joe worked as a Buchanan fire chief and worked for a farm.

Both accepted a plea agreement and there will be a separate sentencing date in a few months.

In the plea agreement guidelines, both agree to waive a right to appeal and have a trial. Also to pay a fine between $200,000 to $400,000 a total of what is owed back to the government.


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