Whitestone man pleads guilty to failing to pay $335K in taxes
Photo courtesy of the Nassau County district attorney’s office

A Whitestone man has confessed to duping the state out of $335,000 in taxes, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said. Joseph Caraccia, 65, who owns two Great Neck auto body repair shops, pleaded guilty last week to larceny charges for collecting but failing to remit taxes between 2009 and 2012, the district attorney’s office […]


Up in smoke: Year-long investigation busts cigarette ring

Five Queens residents busted last Friday in the illegal trafficking of untaxed cigarettes allegedly evaded paying $3 million in taxes, the Nassau County District Attorney said. Duan Jun Zhang, 38, of Elmhurst; Fei Yin, 24, of Bayside; and Flushing residents Maerong Gao, 57; Wai Ming Lui, 46; and Sauha Candy Lam, 35, were arrested July […]


Counterfeit Cigarette Ring Busted

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown (center), joined by Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice (left) and Nassau County Police Department Commissioner Lawrence W. Mulvey (right), announced that three alleged members of a Queens-based counterfeit cigarette ring have been arrested and nearly 58,000 cartons of illegal, untaxed cigarettes and $325,000 in cash have been seized […]


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