San Diego Home Cooking Chain Manager pleads guilty of tax fraud – NBC 7 San Diego

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For the manager of the San Diego Home Cooking restaurant chain, a sentencing date is scheduled for April 2nd. He pleaded guilty to a federal tax charge for non-payment of taxes over a period of several years.

Aleksandar Sreckovic admitted in San Diego federal court on Wednesday that he hadn’t filed an income tax return or paid labor taxes for the chain from the final quarter of 2014 to 2017, the Justice Department said the tax loss associated with the fraud was more than 1.5 in total Million dollars.

The dining group included more than 110 employees and five restaurants across the county: Cafe 56 & Bar and Mission Valley Cafe & Bar in San Diego, Lake Murray Cafe in La Mesa, Lakeside Cafe in Lakeside, and Center City Cafe in Escondido.

“Sreckovic had significant control over the company’s finances and was required to account and pay wage taxes to the IRS on behalf of the company’s employees,” the DOJ said in a statement
instead of paying the taxes, he paid other creditors and spent money on them
personal expenses.

Sreckovic, who faces a maximum possible prison sentence of five years, has agreed to pay the IRS more than $ 2.2 million in refunds, interest and penalties, according to the DOJ.