Nicholas George Vuolo, 54, of Port Charlotte was sentenced to prison for sales tax theft. Vuolo pled open to the court on two cases to charges of Theft of Sales Tax ($20,000.00 or More) and Failure to File Six Consecutive Sales Tax Returns on one case and a Violation of Probation on a previous charge of Theft of State Sales Tax (Over $300).
Vuolo received a sentence of two years in prison on the first two charges and one year and one day in prison for the violation of probation. He was also ordered to pay $66,817.26 to the Department of Revenue. He must also pay more than $20,000 remaining in restitution and fees from his previous case.
Vuolo would charge sales tax to customers and did not file it on tax returns. He did this through a company he owned called “A Plus Auto” in Charlotte County between March 2015 and April 2017.
A defendant may give up their right to a trial and plead straight to the court for sentencing which is what Vuolo did.
Assistant State Attorney James Miller of our Economic Crimes Unit handled the cases.
State Attorney’s Office