Taco Restaurant Owner Really Cooks the Books

Owner Rogelio Villasenor of the Tacos Michacan restaurant in Boise, Idaho, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to attempt to evade tax.

He failed to report $1,176,506 of income and was sentenced to 41 months in prison, 3 years supervised release, a $20,000 fine and ordered to pay a tax assessment of $329,421 to the IRS.  But most of his unreported income was derived from illegally growing marijuana on public lands, as well as methamphetamine, marijuana and cocaine trafficking.

In addition to his penalty and prison sentence, he had to forfeit real property, bank accounts and a vehicle.