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April 25, 2013

Naples Auto Repair Shop Owner Arrested

Julio Antonio Rosado, the owner of Tony Rosado Automotive Services, Inc., located in Naples, Florida, has been arrested, the Florida Department of Revenue announced today.

Mr. Rosado, 60, who also lives in Naples, was arrested by the Collier County Sheriff's Office on April 25 on felony charges relating to failure to file six consecutive returns and refusal to file returns and pay taxes due. If convicted, he faces up to 5 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines, as well as possible payment of penalty and investigative costs. Tony Rosado Automotive Services, Inc. is located at 1890 Elsa St. in Naples.

According to Revenue Department investigators, Mr. Rosado collected tax from customers at his shop. However, during various periods beginning in 2007, lasting through periods in 2010, he failed to file tax returns as required by law.

“It is an honor to serve the vast majority of Florida businesses who comply with State tax requirements,” said Marshall Stranburg, Executive Director, Florida Department of Revenue. “For those that don't, it is our job to enforce the law and ensure honest businesses are not placed at a competitive disadvantage by those who ignore the law or intentionally collect and steal taxpayer dollars.”

If you have information about tax crimes, please call the Florida Department of Revenue Investigations office in Naples at 239-434-4874.

Note: Due to the confidential nature of taxpayer records, generally the information found in this release is the only information available from the Department of Revenue concerning this matter. Other information may be available through the arresting agency and the local Clerk of Court.