April 24, 2013
Roberto Galvan, the owner of Galvan Rim Shop and Accessories, a tire store located in Naples, Florida, has been arrested, the Florida Department of Revenue announced today.
Mr. Galvan, 36, who also lives in Naples, was arrested by the Collier County Sheriff's Office on April 23 on felony and misdemeanor charges relating to failure to file six consecutive returns and refusal to file returns and pay taxes due. If convicted, he faces up to 5 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines, as well as possible payment of penalty and investigative costs. Galvan Rim Shop and Accessories is located at 1705 Tamiami Trail East in Naples.
According to Revenue Department investigators, Mr. Galvan collected tax from customers at his shop. However, during various periods beginning in 2011, lasting through periods in 2012, he failed to file tax returns as required by law.
“It is an honor to serve the vast majority of Florida businesses who comply with State tax requirements,” said Marshall Stranburg, Executive Director, Florida Department of Revenue. “For those that don't, it is our job to enforce the law and ensure honest businesses are not placed at a competitive disadvantage by those who ignore the law or intentionally collect and steal taxpayer dollars.”
If you have information about tax crimes, please call the Florida Department of Revenue Investigations office in Naples at 239-434-4874.
Note: Due to the confidential nature of taxpayer records, generally the information found in this release is the only information available from the Department of Revenue concerning this matter. Other information may be available through the arresting agency and the local Clerk of Court.