FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, October 2, 2017
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215
PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Gary Podzimek, 59, Bristol, has been indicted by a Day County Grand Jury on 4 counts of making a false or fraudulent sale tax return, class 6 felony, punishable by up to 2 years in the state penitentiary and/or $4,000 fine, one count of failure to pay sales tax two or more times in a twelve month period, class 6 felony, punishable by up to 2 years in the state penitentiary and/or $4,000 fine and two count of failure to pay sales tax, class 1 misdemeanors.
The indictment charges that for several tax reporting periods between September of 2015 and August of 2016, Podzimek filed false or fraudulent tax returns which underreported the gross sales which his auto repair business earned during the tax reporting periods, and then that he only paid sales tax on that underreported amount. This indictment relates to the same underlying transactions as Podzimek’s 2016 indictment for Grand Theft and Deceptive Acts violations.
Podzimek is presumed innocent until such time as proven guilty.
This case is being investigated by Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division, the Day County Sheriff’s Office, and the South Dakota Department of Revenue and prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office.