Bustleton business owner sentenced for failing to pay taxes

The owner of Daisy Dry Cleaner, at 9975 Bustleton Ave., received five years of probation and more for failure to pay employment taxes.

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Authorities announced Friday that Jong Young Choi, 46, who operates Daisy Dry Cleaner in Bustleton, was sentenced to probation for failing to pay approximately $67,931 in employee taxes.

United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced Choi, of Chalfont, Bucks County, would receive five years of probation and $81,217 to be paid in restitution for willful failure to pay employment taxes.

As the president and sole shareholder of JUNS Inc., which does business as Daisy Dry Cleaners, Choi was responsible for collecting, accounting for and paying employment taxes from Jan. 21, 2012 to Jan. 31, 2016.

“When Jong Choi made the decision not to collect and turn over all IRS withholding taxes, he also made the decision to cheat his employees and other honest taxpayers,” said IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Guy Ficco in a statement.

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service and Criminal Investigation Division and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Terri A. Marinari. ••