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Tax charges filed against man who operated toledo-Area gas stations and convenience stores

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 6, 2013

A Holland, Ohio, man was indicted on four tax counts related to his failure to claim more than $460,000 in taxable income, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Mohamed Tawfik, 41, was the president of several companies that operated gas stations and convenience stores in the Toledo area. Those companies included Moe’s of Ohio, Inc., MKSA South Inc., M. Khalid, Inc., M. Adla Sylvania, Inc. and Rocket Fuel of Toledo, Inc., according to the indictment.

Tawfik is charged is one count of failure to file a corporate tax return and three counts of tax evasion.

He failed to file a tax return for one of his businesses in 2006, according to the indictment.

For tax years 2007, 2008 and 2009, Tawfik underreported his income by approximately $460,000, resulting in unpaid taxes of approximately $150,000, according to the indictment.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Justin J. Roberts following an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations. 

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

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