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Owner of SLO auto repair shop sentenced to prison in tax case

John Villa, owner of San Luis Obispo’s Villa Automotive and Autobody, has been sentenced to federal prison after failing to pay nearly half-a-million dollars in taxes to the IRS.

John Villa, operator of San Luis Obispo’s Villa Automotive and Autobody, has been sentenced to federal prison just after failing to shell out just about fifty percent-a-million pounds in taxes to the IRS.

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A San Luis Obispo man who owns a popular vehicle repair shop, Villa Automotive and Autobody, has been sentenced to federal jail right after failing to pay practically 50 percent-a-million dollars in taxes to the Inner Income Services.

According to a launch Thursday, U.S. District Judge George H. Wu in Los Angeles sentenced John Silveria Villa to 5 months in prison, as well as two years of supervised launch, and requested him to fork out restitution of $424,501.

The shop is situated at 34 South St.

Villa pleaded responsible in November 2019 to one particular depend of willful failure to pay additional than $489,551 in employment taxes concerning 2013 and 2015.

The IRS claimed Villa alternatively employed the cash “to pay out other organization expenses, and pay back other lenders instead of shelling out the taxes he owed,” according to former Tribune studies.

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Kaytlyn Leslie writes about organization and development for The San Luis Obispo Tribune. Hailing from Nipomo, she also handles town governments and happenings in the South County region, which include Arroyo Grande, Pismo Seaside and Grover Seaside. She joined The Tribune in 2013 just after graduating from Cal Poly with her journalism diploma.

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