Mexi-Wing II manager indicted on tax evasion charges

ATHENS, Tennessee (WDEF) – Tennessee charges an Athens restaurant operator with tax evasion.

Jesus Sanchez was indicted and arrested on Friday.

He co-owns and manages Mexi-Wing II.

The charges are theft over $10,00 and avoiding sales tax.

Prosecutors accuse him of “willfully” trying to evade paying taxes by submitting false tax returns for the restaurant over a two and a half year period.

“The Department of Revenue promotes voluntary taxpayer compliance by educating taxpayers, aggressively pursuing criminal sanctions and demanding accountability when taxpayers engage in fraudulent activity,” Revenue Commissioner David Gerregano said. “This indictment underscores the department’s ongoing efforts to enforce Tennessee’s tax laws.”

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