SCRANTON- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Giuseppe Tomasino, age 45, and Andrea Tomasino, age 71, co-owners of Tomasino’s Restaurante Italiano, located in Dallas, PA, were sentenced on March 8, 2022 , by United States District Judge Robert D. Mariani for both failing to collect and pay over several years’ worth of required federal payroll taxes and for underreporting personal income for several years. Judge Mariani sentenced Giuseppe Tomasino to serve a 6-month period of home detention with electronic monitoring, to be followed by two years of supervised release. Additionally, Giuseppe Tomasino was ordered to pay restitution to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the amount of $205,799.00. Citing the elder Tomasino’s serious health issues, Judge Mariani sentenced Andrea Tomasino to two years of probation. Andrea Tomasino was also ordered to pay restitution to the IRS in the amount of $214,347.00.
According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, for a 5-year period from the first quarter of 2014 through the first quarter of 2019, the Tomasinos willfully failed to collect and pay over to the IRS required federal payroll taxes, including Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) taxes. Additionally, for years 2014 through 2017, both men intentionally underreported their personal income, resulting in further tax loss to the IRS. More specifically, Giuseppe Tomasino underreported income for the relevant years in the total amount of $489,390.00, while Andrea Tomasino underreported income for the same period in the total amount of $491,820.00.
The case was investigated by IRS-Criminal Investigations. Assistant US Attorney Jeffery St John prosecuted the case.
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