Former Sturbridge Restaurant Owner Sentenced for Filing False Tax Returns

by | Sep 10, 2018 | Business, Crime, Headlines, News

The former owner of Enrico’s Brick Oven Pizzeria in Sturbridge plead guilty on Friday and was sentenced in connection with failing to pay more than $114,000 in state and local meals taxes and filing false Massachusetts meals tax returns.

Theodore T. Metaxas, 53, of Southbridge pleaded guilty to charges of Willful Failure to Account and Pay Over Tax (1 count) and Willful Delivery of a False Tax Return (1 count). He was sentenced to two years in Suffolk County House of Correction, suspended, two years probation, and 200 hours of community service.

Between 2011 and 2014, Metaxas only reported his credit card sales to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) and failed to report cash sales, which accounted for approximately 40 percent of Enrico’s total sales.

Following an investigation by the AG’s Office, Metaxas was indicted in January 2018 by a Suffolk County Grand Jury.


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