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New Paltz Business Owner Sentenced for Filing False Tax Returns

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Susan Salanitri, age 60, of New Paltz, New York, was sentenced today to 2 years of probation, and to pay $307,665 in restitution, for filing false tax returns.

United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Thomas Fattorusso, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), New York Field Division, made the announcement.

Salanitri, the owner of two restaurants in New Paltz, previously pled guilty to five counts of filing false tax returns. She admitted that during each of the tax years 2015 through 2019, she deliberately under-reported her restaurants’ revenues on her individual tax return filed with the IRS, resulting in a total underpayment of taxes in the amount of $307,665.

IRS-CI investigated this case, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett prosecuted this case.

Updated November 9, 2023