Woman pleads guilty to preparing false financial records for NH pizza shop
WINDHAM — A woman has plead guilty to preparing fake financial records for a Manchester pizza shop.
On Tuesday in Hillsborough County Superior Court North tax preparer Maria Panourgias plead guilty to two counts of defrauding the Department of Revenue Administration.
Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and Commissioner John T. Beardmore of the DRA said Panourgias, 61, in her role at Zoey's Pizza delivered fraudulent financial records to the DRA.
Panourgias represented Zoey's Pizza owner, Stylianos Asprogiannis, and the restaurant as tax preparer and power-of-attorney.
She received two consecutive six-month sentences at the house of corrections, suspended for two year. Panourgias also is prohibited from representing any tax preparer for two years, meaning she is not allowed to prepare or assist in the preparation of tax returns. Panourgias also must pay $2,000 of fines as well as 50 hours of community service.
The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, the DRA, the Manchester Police Department, and Special Agents from the Criminal Division of the Internal Revenue Service all played a role in the investigation.