NH rep, Manchester alderman waives arraignment on charges he stole $425k from businesses
MANCHESTER — A Manchester alderman and democratic state representative waived his arraignment Thursday morning on eight charges including tax evasion, theft and falsifying physical evidence, for allegedly stealing more than $425 thousand dollars from his businesses in Manchester.
Thomas Katsiantonis, 44, of Manchester, is accused of taking over $277,000 in monthly meals and rentals tax payments from June 1, 2011, through Dec. 31, 2016, as the owner and operator of Grand Slam Pizza. He is also accused of stealing over $146,000 in such payments from May 1, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2016, as the owner and operator of Tommy K's Restaurant and Bar.
Katiantonis has since sold Grand Slam Pizza. Tommy K's is scheduled for public auction June 21.
Katsiantonis faces four counts of tax evasion, two counts of theft, one count of falsifying physical evidence and one count of unsworn falsification.
Katsiantonis did not appear in Manchester district court but was represented by his attorney. He is a six-term state representative for Ward 8 and has been an alderman since 2011.