Wake County Business Owner Guilty of State Tax Charges

Date: 11/22/2005

RALEIGH – A Wake County business owner pleaded guilty recently to charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Nick Rossicci pleaded guilty on Nov. 9, 2005 to nine counts of failure to file and pay the state sales and use and withholding taxes. Rossicci is president and treasurer of the Genova Company, which operates Est-Presto and Est-Est-Est Trattoria restaurants in Raleigh.

Judge Kristin Ruth issued Rossicci a 30-day suspended sentence. He was placed on 12 months unsupervised probation.

The charges against Rossicci are the result of efforts by the Department’s Raleigh Collections Office.

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