Westmoreland restaurant owner charged with tax evasion
The president of the company that owns Jioio's restaurants in North Huntingdon and Latrobe was charged Wednesday with tax evasion, according to a federal criminal complaint.
Jeanean C. Smith 47, of Unity waived an indictment by a grand jury and will plead guilty to a charge that she filed a fraudulent tax return, according to court records.
In 2008, Smith filed a joint tax return with her then-husband, Kory Smith, claiming their joint taxable income for the year was more than $19,000 when their actual income was more than $273,000, according to the indictment. She owed the government more than $61,000 in taxes rather than the $8,100 she paid.
Kory Smith filed for divorce in 2010, according to court records. He is not charged in the case.
The charge indicates Smith prepared and signed a “false and fraudulent” tax return “on behalf of herself and her spouse.”
Jeanean Smith will enter a guilty plea to the charge on July 23.
She is listed as president, secretary and treasurer of Jioio's Restaurants Inc., according to state corporation records.
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