Source: Washington Parish Sheriff's Office Press Release
Hussein Ali Faour (43), a resident of Franklinton and former Washington Parish business owner, was arrested in June of 2016 by the WPSO and charged with 36 counts of Failure To Account For Local Tax Monies and 36 counts of Evasion of Tax.
This was the first time in the history of Washington Parish that the Sheriff has made a criminal case against any person for failure to remit collected sales tax. It was a precedent setting case for the 22nd Judicial District Court.
Faour pled guilty to all charges on August 4, 2017. He was sentenced to one year of hard labor on each of the 36 counts of Failure to Account for Local Tax Monies and five years at hard labor on each of the 36 counts of Evasion of Tax; however, the sentences were suspended and he was placed on three years of probation.
As part of the conditions of probation, Faour must pay a monthly supervision fee of $71 and make restitution in an amount to be determined at a restitution hearing on September 27, 2017.