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Manchester alderman and his CPA indicted for tax evasion

By PAUL FEELY
New Hampshire Union Leader

June 22. 2017 3:26PM

THOMAS KATSIANTONIS 

MANCHESTER - The attorney general’s office announced Thursday that Manchester Alderman and State Representative Thomas Katsiantonis of Ward 8, along with his CPA, Darvi Rosenberg of Claremont, have been indicted on tax evasion and theft charges.

Katsiantonis, 44, of 45 Glen Bloom Drive in Manchester, was indicted on four counts of tax evasion, four counts of theft, one count of falsifying physical evidence and one count of conspiracy to commit tax evasion.

According to the indictments, Katsiantonis formerly owned and operated Grand Slam Pizza II and is the current owner of Tommy K’s Restaurant and Bar. The theft charges allege that Katsiantonis, as the former owner and operator of Grand Slam Pizza II, stole more than $277,000 in monthly meals and rentals tax payments during a period of time from June 1, 2011 to Jan. 31, 2017, and as owner and operator of Tommy K’s Restaurant and Bar stole more than $146,000 in meals and rentals tax payments from May 1, 2015 through Jan. 31, 2017.

Katsiantonis also was indicted on four counts of tax evasion connected to Grand Slam Pizza II’s business profit taxes from 2007, 2012, 2013 and 2014, as well as on charges related to a Department of Revenue Administration audit of Grand Slam Pizza II.

Rosenberg, 62, of Claremont was indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit tax evasion.

This charge stems from his involvement in a conspiracy with Katsiantonis to evade Grand Slam Pizza II’s and Katsiantonis’ tax obligations. Rosenberg produced fraudulent records to auditors, attempted to impair or impede the DRA’s audit and also caused false or misleading statements to be made to DRA auditors, according to the indictment.

Katsiantonis sold Grand Slam Pizza on May 4 to Mammoth Restaurant Group, LLC., and has an auction scheduled for Tommy K’s on Aug. 17, pending a court hearing scheduled for Aug. 10.

Katsiantonis told the New Hampshire Union Leader earlier this month he would not seek reelection this fall. He has served as an alderman in Ward 8 since 2011 and is a six-term state representative. He previously served on the Manchester Board of School Committee.

Both Katsiantonis and Rosenberg are scheduled to be arraigned on July 21 at 9 a.m.


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