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Carwash franchisor sentenced on charges of tax evasion

October 15, 2013
FONTANA. CA — A former carwash franchisor and elected official has been sentenced on charges of tax evasion.

Angel Santiago was remanded to 90 days in jail and five years felony probation following a conviction for failing to report approximately $269,189 from 2007 to 2009, the Fontana Herald News reports.

Santiago used his position as a “trusted elected official” to lure prospective carwash franchisees as investors. Santiago asked investors for cash and when they objected he would ask that checks be written out to his wife so to avoid a conflict of interest.

Santiago will also have to pay full restitution to the California State FTB, including penalties, interest and the cost of the investigation.

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