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Osaka faces additional civil disciplinary action in tax fraud case

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DULUTH, MN -

A Duluth restaurant faces additional disciplinary action by the city after pleading guilty to filing more than a dozen false sales tax returns.

The city's Alcohol, Gambling and Tobacco Commission voted Wednesday to recommend to the City Council Osaka be fined $5,500 and be given a five year "last chance" probation status.

Using sales suppression devices or software, the Minnesota Department of Revenue says the restaurant removed thousands of line items from sales receipts between 20-15 and 20-16.

The owners pleaded guilty in May and were ordered to pay back nearly $300,000 in uncollected state and city sales taxes.

Should Osaka violates the city's alcohol code while under probation, the AGT commission says it would revoke the restaurant's liquor license.

The City Council is expected to take up the discussion during an upcoming meeting.
 

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