Clarence Pizzeria Owner Ordered to Pay $36,478 Sales Tax Debt

According to a news report from, “Richard M. Teso, a Clarence pizzeria owner, was spared a jail term today but was ordered to pay the state another $36,478 in sales tax receipts he failed to forward to Albany.”

“Erie County Judge Michael F. Pietruszka placed Teso, 56, operator of Teso’s Pizza Cafe on Main Street, on three years’ probation on his guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of offering a false instrument for filing,” according to the story. “The judge also ordered Teso, beginning March 1, to make monthly restitution payments to the state tax department of $1,013 until his sales tax debt is resolved. Prosecutor Susan H. Sadinsky said Teso has already repaid the state $5,000.”

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