They are Tango Grill and Antipasti. Our news department is working on a story, and I’ll link to it once it’s written.
A press release from the District Attorney’s Office, after the jump.
TWO WHITE PLAINS RESTAURANTS CHARGED WITH GRAND LARCENY FOR FAILING TO PAY NEW YORK STATE SALES TAX
March 5, 2010
Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore and New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Acting Commissioner Jamie Woodward announced today that two restaurants in White Plains have been charged with failing to pay New York State Sales Tax:
H & G Liquidating Corp., d/b/a “Tango Grill,” Inc. located at 128 East Post Road in White Plains, New York, was arraigned on a ten count indictment charging:
- one count of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a class “C” Felony,
- nine counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, class “E” Felonies,
for collecting and then failing to report sales tax receipts in excess of $50,000 between September 1, 2004 and November 30, 2006, and the associated filing of false sales tax returns over three-month periods between September 1, 2004 and November 30, 2006.
Additionally, CitiCenter Café, Inc. d/b/a “Antipasti”, located at 1 North Broadway, White Plains, New York, has been charged by Felony Complaint with:
one count of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a class “C” Felony.
for collecting and then failing to report sales tax receipts in excess of $56,000 between November 1, 2007 and November 1, 2008.
The charges are a result of joint investigations by the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.
Restaurants in New York State are licensed to act as sales tax agents and are required to remit those payments to the Department of Taxation and Finance on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis based upon volume.
Tango Grill’s next court appearance will be on March 10th, 2010. The next court date for Antipasti is pending.
Assistant District Attorney Nicole Gamble of the Economic Crime Bureau is prosecuting the cases.