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Richland County businessman faces tax evasion charges

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A Richland County businessman has been charged with six counts of tax evasion.

S.C. Department of Revenue agents arrested Ronnie L. Dozier today, according to a news release from the department.  

Dozier, 53, of Hopkins, operated Intimate Elements LLC in Richland County. From 2016 through 2021, the company made more than $3.7 million in gross sales. Dozier collected sales tax but failed to remit any of the tax to the SCDOR and owes the state a total of $224,052, the release said.

Dozier also operated during the same period without a state retail license and used several bank accounts to conceal his purchases, according to arrest warrants.

If convicted, Dozier faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000 per count, plus the cost of prosecution. He is being held in the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center pending a bond hearing.

Reach Melinda Waldrop at 803-726-7542.

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