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Tobacco shop owner charged with tax evasion, not having permits

Judges gavel and stryker By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Judges gavel and stryker By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

SHEBOYGAN, WI (WTAQ) - The owner of two tobacco shops in southeast Wisconsin has been charged with state tax evasion, and not having proper permits.

40-year-old Mohammad Siddiqui of West Allis is accused of not paying $270,000 in excise taxes in 2010 and 2012.

Officials said Siddiqui did not have a distributor’s permit for stores in Sheboygan and Milwaukee counties, and he did not have adequate records about purchases from his suppliers.

Siddiqui is charged in Sheboygan County Circuit Court with 8 misdemeanors. His initial appearance is set for July 1st.

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