News Release
For Immediate Release
May 21, 2018
NR 18-26
Contact: Office of Public Affairs

Los Angeles County Restaurant Owner Pleads Guilty to Sales Tax Evasion

Sacramento – The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) announced last week that Alfredo Hernandez was sentenced to a 28-month state prison term and ordered to pay a total of $194,510 in restitution.

Hernandez entered a guilty plea to one count of filing a false tax return with the intent to evade sales tax in excess of $25,000 in a 12-consecutive-month period. Additionally, Hernandez also entered a guilty plea to grand theft. The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney James Belna of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Hernandez owned and operated Kimbri Foods Inc., DBA Shakey’s Pizza, a restaurant located in the Northridge area of Los Angeles. The business began operations approximately 13 years ago. The CDTFA’s investigation against Hernandez began in 2013 when it was discovered that he had failed to report a significant amount of sales for the period of July 1, 2005, through September 30, 2013.

The CDTFA collects more than $64.3 billion annually in taxes and fees supporting state and local government services.

Note: This news release may discuss complex tax laws and concepts. It may not address every situation, and is not considered written advice that may be relied on, pursuant to California Code of Regulations, title 18, sections 1705 and 4902. Changes in tax law or regulations may have occurred since the time this news release was written. If there is a conflict between the text of this news release and the law, decisions will be based upon the law and not this news release. For specific help, please contact the CDTFA at 1-800-400-7115.