BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The former owner and operator of four local Mexican restaurants has pleaded guilty to under-reporting the sales tax collected at his restaurants.
Sergio Mucino, 47, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty to one count of second degree criminal tax fraud in Erie County Court.
Mucino formerly owned Don Tequila, El Agave, La Divina on Delaware Avenue and La Divina on Transit Road in Clarence.
He admitted to committing tax fraud by under-reporting the sales tax at the restaurants from March 2012 to Nov. 2016. The total tax amount owed is $205,108.02.
He faces a maximum of 15 years in prison when he's sentenced Feb. 27.
Mucino was released of his own recognizance.
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