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Durham businessman accused of tax fraud

Posted January 28, 2011 11:57 a.m. EST
Updated January 28, 2011 12:05 p.m. EST

— A Durham businessman has been accused of tax fraud by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Tyrone Tyree Irby, 45, of 5150 Revere Road, faces six counts of willful failure to file return, supply information or pay tax.

Revenue department investigators believe that Irby failed to file and pay his tax returns from 2004 to 2009, department spokeswoman Beth Stevenson stated.

Irby is listed as the owner of Choice Personal Fitness and Up in Smoke Catering on the companies' website.

He was placed in the Wake County jail Thursday under a $10,000 secured bond. His first court appearance was set for March 7.