Former OR business owner indicted on sales tax fraud charges

John McGuire Packard (ACSD booking photo)

The Tennessee Department of Revenue has announced that an investigation by its agents led to the indictment and arrest of 38-year-old John McGuire Packard, the former owner and manager of McGuire’s Books, Music, Movies, & More. 

Special agents with the Department of Revenue arrested Packard on Tuesday, and bond was set at $45,000. 

On June 9th, the Anderson County Grand Jury indicted Packard on nine counts of filing false tax returns stemming from his alleged failure to remit sales taxes collected at McGuire’s Books, Music, Movies, & More, between September 2017 and March 2018.

“The Department of Revenue has always been committed to making sure Tennessee’s tax laws and procedures are applied uniformly to ensure fairness,” said Revenue Commissioner David Gerregano in a press release announcing the arrest.  “We can never allow individuals engaged in fraudulent tax activity to have a competitive advantage over honest Tennesseans.”

If convicted, Packard faces a maximum of two years and fined up to $3,000 for each count of false returns.

According to the release, the department is pursuing the criminal case in cooperation with District Attorney Dave Clark’s Office. 

Citizens who suspect violations of Tennessee’s revenue laws should call the toll-free tax fraud hot line at (800) FRAUDTX (372-8389).

PACKARD, JOHN M

Age: 38 
Class: 2 PRETRIAL/NON-SENTENCED FELON
Race/Sex: W/M
Intake Date:  06/14/2022 07:45 AM
City: OAK RIDGE
Arrested By: U.S INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

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About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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