Peoria Public Radio Staff
Peoria Public Radio News
Fri August 2, 2013
Peoria gas station operator charged with tax fraud
The Illinois Attorney General’s Office and Department of Revenue say 33-year old Prakashbhai Patel is charged with 24 counts of filing fraudulent sales tax returns, as well as mail, wire, and computer fraud.
Patel operates a Marathon gas station on North Knoxville Road and a Clark station on North Sheridan. Madigan says Patel allegedly underreported sales at the two stations from January 2008 to July 2011 to avoid paying more than 420-thousand dollars in taxes to the state.
Patel was released on 600-thousand dollar bond. He has a status hearing at the Peoria County Courthouse August 8th.