Rocco A. Fish an owner and operator of a refuse company from Averill Park appeared before Sand Lake Town Judge the other day because he allegedly underreported or failed to report the proper amount of sales tax due to the state.

Fish runs Fish Refuse.

He allegedly collected but did not turn over $57,698 in sales tax from 2010-16. He also allegedly failed to file his personal income tax returns from 2013-2015.

Fish faces three misdemeanor and felony charges totaling up to 15 years in prison and up to $115,000 in fines. Plus, the tax and finance office says he could also face civil fraud penalties that are double the taxes owed.

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