NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — The owner of a suburban liquor shop is accused of hiding $1.3 million in revenue to avoid paying New York sales taxes.

The Rockland County district attorney says James Kochupazhayamadon of Chestnut Ridge is charged with grand larceny and tax fraud.

The shop owner allegedly shorted the state of more than $111,000 over the past three years at Kennedy Mall Wine and Liquor in Spring Valley. The district attorney said Friday that cheating the government makes every New Yorker a victim.

An attorney for the shop owner said he is looking into the charges.

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Comments (2)
  1. Roger says:

    Another foreigner who owns a liquor store coming to this country to NOT follow our rules. Seems like every liquor store I’ve seen lately is owned by an arab or other immigrant.

  2. ken says:

    If the government aggressively pursued “cash” businesses, national, local and state deficits could be satisfied. I find it amazing that a person claiming a $40,000 salary could be living in a million dollar house with luxury cars and a boat and the government cannot or doesnt want to connect the dots.

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