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Hartford restaurant owner charged with evading taxes

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Hector Moran. (DRS photo) Hector Moran. (DRS photo)

A man who owns a restaurant in Hartford was arrested for not paying sales and taxes.

Hector Moran, 44, was charged with 18 counts of collecting by not remitting sales tax to the state Department of Revenue Services, the agency said.

Moran owns Andrea's Restaurant on Franklin Avenue.

"The vast majority of Connecticut businesses comply with State tax requirements," said Kevin Sullivan, commissioner of the DRS. "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."

An arrest warrant affidavit said Moran collected $68,000 of sales tax at the restaurant and not given to the state.

Moran is scheduled to face a judge on June 20.

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