Former executive vice president of J&R Manufacturing sentenced to prison failing to pay taxes, false statements

 

Date: November 13, 2020

Contact: newsroom@ci.irs.gov

Abingdon, VA — Teresa Barringer, the former executive vice present of J&R Manufacturing in Bluefield, Virginia, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Abingdon to serve three years in federal prison on charges of failing to pay taxes and making false statements.

Barringer was convicted in December 2019 following a three-day jury trial of three counts of willfully failing to pay payroll taxes and three counts of making false statements to federal law enforcement officers.

According to court documents, Barringer failed to pay more than $175,000 in payroll taxes withheld from employees. In July 2019, Barringer lied to federal agents when questioned about her employment and forms she falsely completed to make 401(k) withdrawals. At sentencing, the District Court found Barringer lied under oath when testifying during her trial.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Internal Revenue Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Virginia State Police. Assistant United States Attorneys S. Cagle Juhan and Randy Ramseyer prosecuted the case for the United States.