- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

BOSTON (AP) - The longtime owner of Boston’s largest taxi company has agreed to pay more than $2.3 million in fines after being charged with payroll tax evasion, employing people who are in the country illegally and failing to pay overtime wages.

Federal prosecutors say Edward Tutunjian and his firm, EJT Management Inc., signed plea agreements. He could also serve up to two years in prison. The 66-year-old Tutunjian was charged Tuesday.

The company, which operates Boston Cab, was also charged with fraud for helping employees gain federal housing subsidies for which they were not entitled.

A lawyer for Tutunjian, Andrew Good, said in a statement to The Boston Globe that his client “accepts full responsibility for his unlawful practices.”

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide