Darien spa owner pleads guilty to tax fraud
Published 8:23 am, Wednesday, October 28, 2015
The 75-year-old owner of a Darien day spa pleaded guilty last week to not reporting nearly $145,000 in income from his business.
Rizvi owns Lanphier Day Spa, Inc., on West Avenue in Darien.
U.S. Attorney Deidre Daly said Rizvi admitted that from 2008-10 he took about $144,776 in payments, deposited them in his bank account and failed to report the money to his accountant or the Internal Revenue Service.
As part of his plea-bargained deal, Rizvi will pay $50,485 in back taxes and $37,862 in penalties. He faces up to three years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced Jan. 14, 2016.