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CONTACTS: Kathy Hennessy
February 10, 2005
 
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Virginia man indicted for Theft of New Jersey State Taxes
 TRENTON – State Treasurer John E. McCormac and Division of Taxation Director Robert K. Thompson announced today that a Viriginia Beach, Va. man has been charged with theft of State tax dollars while operating a truck stop in Salem County.

 Jaswinder S. Dhillon was indicted on Feb. 3 by a Salem County grand jury on three criminal charges as a result of an investigation conducted by the Office of Criminal Investigation of the Division of Taxation. The matter was presented to the grand jury by the Salem County Prosecutors Office.

 Dhillon, the principal of MJS Truck Plaza Inc. in Carneys Point, is charged with failing to file tax returns and remit Motor Fuel Tax and Sales Tax he collected from customers totaling an amount greater than $75,000. Dhillon closed his truck stop on July 31, 2000 and failed to turn over tax dollars he had collected for June and July 2000, his last two months of business.

 If convicted, Dhillon faces up to 25 years in jail and fines of up to $315,000.00.

 Taxation Director Robert K. Thompson said, “This investigation demonstrates the resolve of the Division of Taxation as we undertake concerted efforts to target tax cheats, for the protection of honest taxpayers. People doing business in New Jersey should know they must comply with the State tax statutes or face consequences.”
   

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