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State Arrests Dealer for Unpaid Taxes

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The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced that the owner of two used car dealerships in Syracuse has been arrested for allegedly failing to pay New York State $206,573 in sales tax.
Samy S. Guind operates Auto Hunter Inc. and previously operated the now-shuttered Auto Solution of CNY, Inc. He was arrested by investigators with the Tax Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.
Guindy faces separate felony counts for each company. In both cases, the defendant pleaded not guilty and was released on his own recognizance. 
For the Auto Solution store, Guindy was charged with one count of second degree grand larceny, 11 counts of third degree criminal tax fraud, and 11 counts of first degree offering a false instrument for filing, all felonies. He allegedly underreported sales made at Auto Solution, from December 2010 through August 2015, failing to remit to the state at least $68,856 in sales tax.
For the Auto Hunter store, Guindy was charged with one count of second degree grand larceny, 19 counts of third degree criminal tax fraud, and 19 counts of first degree offering a false instrument for filing, all felonies. He allegedly underreported sales made at Auto Hunter from December 2010 through May 2017, failing to remit at least $137,717 in sales tax.
If convicted, Guindy could face a sentence of up to 15 years in prison.
Last modified on Wednesday, 10 January 2018 14:27