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Posted at 9:13 AM ET, 01/ 4/2011

Tax charges for Fairfax City restaurateur

By Elizabeth Flock

The owner of a Fairfax City restaurant has been charged with embezzlement for allegedly failing to pay meals tax collections totaling almost $26,000, police said.

Police said that Cindi Azzouz, 35, owner of Pizzarama, failed to pay meals taxes collected at the restaurant over five six-month periods from December 2006 to June 2010.

Reports of meals taxes collected are required to be submitted along with the funds to the city on a monthly basis.

Azzouz has been charged with five felony counts of embezzlement.

When the restaurant was searched Nov. 5, $4,000 in cash was seized, according to police.

Azzouz was arrested Dec. 17 and subsequently released on $20,000 bond.

By Elizabeth Flock  | January 4, 2011; 9:13 AM ET
Categories:  Fairfax, Financial Crimes  
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>>When the restaurant was searched on Nov. 5, $4,000 in cash was seized, according to police.
Glad to see the Fairfax County police are presuming innocence before a guilty verdict has been reached in court(end sarcasm).

Posted by: slydell | January 4, 2011 11:07 AM | Report abuse

yeah, but i guess the IRS had already demanded payment. which would allow the county police to seize assets.

Posted by: destewar | January 4, 2011 11:30 AM | Report abuse

the IRS does not collect fairfax city meal taxes.

Posted by: good1 | January 4, 2011 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Where Azzouz, comes from, tax-cheating is an art form.

Posted by: clitteigh | January 4, 2011 1:28 PM | Report abuse

this is in the City of Fairfax, not Fairfax County.

so that would be the CITY police enforcing a CITY tax law and giving the money to the elected Commissioner of the Revenue.

Note that Fairfax COUNTY does not have a meals tax.


Posted by: Section107 | January 4, 2011 3:27 PM | Report abuse

But they do make a pretty decent pizza. We used to order from Pizzarama all the time when we lived nearby.

Posted by: TonyFo | January 4, 2011 3:42 PM | Report abuse

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