Thursday, June 6, 2013

Update: Ex-Schenectady restaurateur sentenced

Frank Popolizio  
Update (6/6/13): Frank Popolizio, 67, who failed to pay more than $98,000 in sales tax from his now-closed Pentagon restaurant, has avoided jail time despite his guilty plea. Visiting Schenectady County Court Judge Polly Hoye on Thursday sentenced him to five years' probation as well as 500 hours of  community service.The full story here.

(Originally published 11/10/12.)

From the Times Union
SCHENECTADY — A former restaurant owner faces one to three years behind bars for failing to pay nearly $100,000 in state sales tax for a restaurant that closed earlier this year.

The admission by Frank Popolizio of Niskayuna to one count of felony criminal tax fraud came Friday in Schenectady County Court during his arraignment on an 11-count indictment, including the most serious charge of felony grand larceny.

Visiting Schenectady County Judge Polly Hoye told Popolizio, 65, that his penalty hinges on how much restitution he makes before he is sentenced on Jan. 25 and on a pre-sentencing report. 
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