Well known Raleigh attorney indicted

RALEIGH According to federal court documents filed on April 22, Johnny Gaskins tried to avoid reporting cash he received. The deposits, totaling $355,567, were made to a RBC account between April 2004 and October 2006.

Gaskins is charged with seven counts of structuring and attempting to structure transactions to avoid reporting the money to authorities. A judge issued a warrant for his arrest Thursday.

IRS rules specify that cash transaction over $10,000 be reported. According to accounting records, all of Gaskins' deposits were just under $10,000.

Some of Gaskins' most notable cases include the defense of Chapel Hill teenager Adam Sapikowski, who was convicted in 2005 of killing his parents and Kwame Mays, a man who was convicted of killing Raleigh police officer Paul Hale.

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