For Immediate Release
October 22, 2010
Assistant Attorney General Jacqueline Rompre
Attorney General Michael A. Delaney announces that John McCafferty, age 52, of Tyngsborough, MA, has been indicted by a Hillsborough County Grand Jury on two counts of theft by misapplication. McCafferty has also been charged with four misdemeanor counts of failure to file a meals tax return.
Each theft indictment alleges that McCafferty collected more than $1,500 in meals taxes as the operator of Johnny's Pizzeria Bar and Grill and Johnny's Pizzeria and Pub located in Hudson, NH between October 2008 and October 2010, and recklessly failed to pay the funds over to the State of New Hampshire. New Hampshire RSA 78-A:6 requires restaurant operators to collect taxes on meals and submit the funds to the State.
Each theft indictment carries a maximum penalty of 7½-15 years at the New Hampshire State Prison and a fine of up to $4,000. Each misdemeanor charge of failing to file a meals tax return carries a maximum penalty of one year in the house of corrections and a fine of $2,000.
McCafferty will be arraigned in the next few weeks at the Hillsborough County Superior Court in Nashua.
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