A Madison County grand jury returned the indictment against Gabbard yesterday following an investigation by General Conway’s Department of Criminal Investigations, the Office of the Auditor of Public Accounts, and the Department of Revenue. The investigation of Gabbard began in November 2009 following an audit conducted by the state auditor’s office.
Gabbard is accused of changing social security numbers in the Automated Vehicle Information System (AVIS) allowing Gabbard to register his personal vehicles without paying taxes, interest and penalties.
The charge against Gabbard is a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison. His arraignment is scheduled for August 15 at 11:30 a.m. in Madison Circuit Court.