September 2, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The owner of three Las Vegas Strip-area liquor stores has taken a plea deal and admitted failing to report business income to the IRS.
U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden says Ramzi Suliman pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas to a federal conspiracy charge.
Suliman will seek leniency, but could face up to five years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine at sentencing Jan. 12.
His attorney, Marc Risman, calls the resolution fair.
Suliman and co-defendant Jeffrey Nowak were indicted in April 2013 on conspiracy, false corporate tax return and tax evasion charges.
Nowak has pleaded not guilty. He's due for trial in December.
Bogden says Suliman admitted skimming store receipts and keeping false corporate records for the Super Liquor stores from about 2006 to 2009.