Steve Lopez, owner of two businesses in West Virginia, pled guilty in Federal Court to charges of failing to pay employment taxes.
From 2008 to 2012, Lopez owned Ready Transport Services, a taxi service company as well as RTS Ice Cream, Coffee and Candy Shop. Although Lopez withheld social security, Medicare and income taxes from his employee’s paychecks, he failed to pay approximately $393,851 in taxes owed to the IRS, as well as his employer’s share of those taxes.
Lopez is scheduled to be sentenced in March 2018. He faces a maximum sentence of 5 years plus supervised release, restitution and monetary penalties.