Originally reported from CBS New York, a Staten Island man is currently being pursued after allegations revolving around failure to pay over $6.1 million in back taxes owed to the state.
Aamir Sulaiman is currently facing charges which include criminal tax fraud and falsifying business records as stated by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman earlier today.
It has been stated that Sulaiman’s company was involved in the purchase of millions of cigars from multiple retailers in Pennsylvania and re-sold throughout the state of New York, avoiding the sales tax due to the state of New York for each sale. While Sulaiman’s company had been paying over $100,000 a year in taxes, the total owed is nearly ten times that value.
If convinced, Sulaiman faces up to 25 years in prison as well as additional fines and penalties.