Illinois Sales Tax Fraud Defense
By: Mansoor Ansari Attorney At Law
A message from the Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the Illinois Department of Revenue (DOR):
An Aurora gas station owner was sentenced to two years in prison for defrauding the state of more than $250,000 in sales taxes. Kane County Circuit Court Judge Marmarie Kostelny sentenced Bhavesh Gandhi, 40, of Streamwood, and levied a $1,000 fine on the defendant after finding him guilty in July of two counts of sales tax fraud and two counts of mail fraud, both of which are Class 3 felonies. From June 2007 through July 2009, Gandhi underreported sales at his gas station, AMI Oil, at 1030 N. Lake St. in Aurora, to avoid a total of $254,141 in sales tax payments to the state.
This case is part of the ongoing operation that marked its second anniversary last month. In August 2010, Madigan and the Department of Revenue launched the criminal enforcement effort to recoup millions of dollars in sales tax losses after discovering hundreds of gas stations throughout Illinois underreported their revenues to avoid paying taxes to the state.
If you or somebody that you know may be liable and/or held accountable for a similar type of tax fraud, contact the Ansari Tax Law Firm to discuss your options. We are experienced in handling cases of tax fraud dealing with the Illinois Department of Revenue.
MANSOOR ANSARI J.D., LL.M. (TAX)
Illinois sales tax fraud defense attorneys