Attorney General Bonta Cracks Down on Tax Evasion, Insurance Fraud and Wage Theft in the Restaurant Industry

LOS ANGELES – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced that seven restaurant owners have been sentenced and ordered to pay nearly $12 million dollars in restitution to their victims. A California Department of Justice led Task Force executed 27 search warrants at multiple locations in Los Angeles County, and seven individuals were charged in separate complaints with wage theft, tax evasion, insurance fraud, and/or commercial burglary. California Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Tax Recovery in the Underground Economy (TRUE) Task Force prosecuted the cases in partnership with multiple state agencies including the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA), Employment Development Department (EDD), Franchise Tax Board (FTB), California Department of Insurance (CDI), and the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR).

Read the entire press release.  State of California Department of Justice, Attorney General, February 21, 2024.

NICB assisted the investigation.