NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The owner of a popular wedding spot in Brooklyn was arrested and arraigned on tax charges Thursday, nearly a week after he abruptly closed the venue, allegedly stiffing wedding couples and employees.
As WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported, Jason Stevens, who appeared in Brooklyn Criminal Court, has been charged with grand larceny and criminal tax fraud. He allegedly owed as much as $3 million in unpaid taxes.READ MORE: Sources: Suspect In Shooting Of NYPD Officers Had Multiple Weapons, Including AR-15 With 20 Rounds Hidden Under Mattress
Stevens allegedly made off with $150,000 in wedding deposits. ReBar had 200 weddings and events booked through 2016.