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May 9, 2012

Former Miami Business Owner Arrested

Maria O. Mandriaza, 58, the former owner of OSM Enterprises, Inc., located in Miami, has been arrested, the Florida Department of Revenue announced.

Ms. Mandriaza, Miami was arrested by the Miami-Dade Police Department on May 5, 2012, on a felony charge relating to failure to file six consecutive returns. If convicted, she faces up to 5 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines, as well as penalties and investigative costs. OSM Enterprises was located at 10509 South West 40th Street in Miami.

According to Revenue Department investigators, Ms. Mandriaza collected tax from customers at her business. However, during various periods in 2009, she 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 Lisa Vickers, 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 worse — intentionally collect and steal taxpayer dollars.

If you have information about tax crimes, please call the Florida Department of Revenue Investigations office in Miami at 305-513-3291.

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.