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July 8, 2016

Posted  July 8, 2016

A Subway franchisee and resident of Alexandria, Virginia, was sentenced to more than two years in prison for conspiracy to defraud the United States, announced the Justice Department’s Tax Division. Obayedul Hoque, was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release by U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady. According to court documents, Hoque owned and operated Skyhill Shell, a gas station in Alexandria and multiple Subway restaurant franchises in Washington, D.C., Arlington, Virginia, and Alexandria. Hoque admitted that between 2008 and 2014, he and his co-conspirators, who were managers of some of the Subway franchises and the gas station, conspired to defraud the United States for the purpose of obstructing the IRS in the ascertainment and collection of individual and corporate income taxes. Hoque and his co-conspirators did not deposit all of the gross receipts of the gas station or the Subway franchises into the corporate or partnership bank accounts. Instead, Hoque and the managers retained a portion of the gross receipts for their personal benefit and failed to report those funds to the IRS. DOJ

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