Nov. 16, 2017 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that Salvatore DiPaolo (DOB 8/11/49) of Scarsdale, NY was arraigned today on a felony complaint in Yonkers City Court and charged with:

  • one count of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a class “C” Felony,
  • two counts of Criminal Tax Fraud in the Third Degree, class “D” Felonies,
  • one count of Criminal Tax Fraud in the Fourth Degree, a class “E” Felony,
  • three counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, class “E” Felonies.

DiPaolo, the owner of Service Transit Lines, Inc., a Yonkers-based for-hire commercial and school bus company, collected withholding taxes from his employees and failed to remit them to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance from 2011 through 2016. The total amount of funds he collected and failed to remit during this period was approximately $127,000. DiPaolo was the person responsible for ensuring payments were made quarterly to the State Tax Department with the returns that were filed reporting the withholding taxes collected. 

DiPaolo also owns Bus Services Corp., Service New York Tours Corp., and Serbusco – all of which are located in Yonkers, and filed his 2012, 2013 and 2014 New York State Personal Tax returns with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance but knowingly failed to include income totaling nearly $37,000 received from those businesses, as well.

DiPaolo pled not guilty.

His bail/bond was set at $25,000, and his next court date is Nov. 20, 2017.

DiPaolo faces up to 15 years in state prison.

The Westchester County District Attorney’s Office worked in cooperation with the New York State

Department of Taxation and Finance on the investigation with NYSDTF investigators making today’s arrest.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Nicole Gamble of the Economic Crimes Bureau.

 

Salvatore DiPaolo

Salvatore DiPaolo

 

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