NH state rep., Manchester alderman and accountant indicted for tax evasion at business
CONCORD — The Hillsborough County Grand Jury indicted a state representative and Manchester alderman along with an accountant after allegedly stealing over $400,000 from his businesses.
Thomas Katsiantonis, 44, of Manchester, a Democrat, 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 II. 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 under Stefanovouno, LLC.
Katsiantonis faces four counts of tax evasion, four counts of theft, one count of falsifying physical evidence and one count of conspiracy to commit tax evasion, according to the indictments.
Darvi Rosenberg, 63, of Claremont and a certified public accountant, also faces one count of conspiracy to commit tax evasion. This charge stems from his involvement in a conspiracy with Katsiantonis to evade Grand Slam Pizza II's and Katsiantonis' tax obligations. Rosenberg produced fraudulent records to auditors, attempted to impair or impede the DRA's audit and also caused false or misleading statements to be made to DRA auditors, the indictment reads.
Katsiantonis and Rosenberg have an arraignment scheduled for July 21.
Katsiantonis has since sold Grand Slam Pizza and has an auction scheduled for Tommy K's on Aug. 17 depending on a court hearing on Aug. 10.
The Department of Revenue Administration and the Attorney General’s Office continue to investigate revenue suppression related to the state’s tax programs. If you have information related to revenue suppression or tax fraud, please visit the Department of Revenue Administration’s website at http://www.revenue.nh.gov/how-do-i/report-tax-fraud.htm or send an e-mail to