According to a recent news release, the owners of an Arizona-based Mexican restaurant chain have been arrested and will be arraigned in federal court in Tucson for Immigration compliance issues and tax fraud. According to court documents, Mark Evenson and Christopher Evenson hired undocumented workers to staff their restaurant and paid them under the table, failing to pay at least $400,000 in taxes. If convicted, the two owners could face over 80 years in prison and over $5 million in fines. Their accountant is being arraigned as well and could face up to 40 years in prison with possible fines up to $2 million.
For more information, see the article in the Arizona Republic.
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