Former Owner of Florida Produce Business Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion
A Florida man was sentenced yesterday to 18 months in prison for tax evasion, at a proceeding in federal district court in Miami. In March 2015, Gomez filed a 2014 corporate tax return for Fleischmann’s, which falsely reported $896,951 in personal gambling expenditures as cost of goods sold, thereby overstating total business expenditures. The next year, Gomez caused a 2015 corporate tax return to be filed, which again falsely characterized $1,051,213 in gambling expenditures as cost of goods sold. Because the information on the corporate returns flowed through to his individual tax returns, Gomez also substantially underreported his personal income for 2014 and 2015. In total, Gomez caused a tax loss to the IRS of over $545,000.justice.gov
University of Houston study finds disparity in quality and safety produce in low vs. high-income communities
Researchers from the University of Houston said Houstonians living in low-income and urban neighborhoods are at a higher risk of contracting gastrointestinal illnesses, possibly linked to the lettuce they purchase from grocery stores in their community.
Former Owner of Florida Produce Business Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion
A Florida man pleaded guilty today to tax evasion in federal district court in Fort Lauderdale. According to court documents, Alejandro Gomez, of Broward County, operated Fleischmann’s Produce, a company that imported fresh herbs for wholesale distribution. Gomez spent approximately $896,951 in 2014 and $1,051,213 in 2015 gambling at a Broward County casino. The next year, Gomez caused a false 2015 corporate tax return to be filed that again falsely characterized his gambling expenditures as cost of goods sold. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S.justice.gov
LIFE HACK: 5 tips to make your produce last longer
HOUSTON Dont let your produce go to waste! If you find yourself throwing out tons of produce week after week, because its not staying fresh, youre probably not storing it correctly. Luckily, were sharing simple tricks to help you get the most out of your next grocery trip. Lifestyle and parenting expert, Sherri French has the solutions to help us cut back on food waste and save money. Keeping Produce Fresh Tips
Consumer expert Amy Davis tells you how to make fresh foods last longer while eliminating trips to the grocery store
HOUSTON – Health officials are urging everyone to stay home and stay healthy, even limiting trips to the grocery store. But buying enough food for your family to last more than a week is difficult. We eat perishables like produce, bread and milk and feel like we need to replenish them weekly. If your family can eat a loaf or two of bread a week, buy several and freeze them. Back in your produce drawer, you can freeze that broccoli and cabbage for up to one year.