State: Rome auto dealer to pay state, serve probation after admitting tax evasion
by Eric Reinhardt
Date: 3/20/2017 at 16:43:24
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ROME, N.Y. — The owner and operator of a Rome auto-sales business will serve five years’ probation and pay the state more than $70,000 after pleading guilty to sales-tax fraud.
Ricky Hoke, 61, of 4817 Humaston Road in Rome, had earlier been arraigned in Oneida County Court in January and pleaded guilty to a felony count of third-degree criminal tax fraud.
Hoke was charged with underreporting sales taxes he collected from customers at his business, Hoke Auto Sales, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance said in a news release issued Friday.