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N.H. Lawmaker Charged With Tax Evasion, Theft From Businesses


Authorities say a New Hampshire state legislator has been accused of stealing over $423,000 in meal and rental tax payments from a restaurant and bar he owned in Manchester.

Attorney General Gordon MacDonald says 44-year-old Thomas Katsiantonis, of Manchester, has been charged with tax evasion, theft, and other charges, going back to 2011, in connection with his ownership of Grand Slam Pizza and Tommy K's Restaurant and Bar.

Katsiantonis is a six-term Democrat in New Hampshire's House and a Manchester alderman. He's scheduled to be arraigned June 15. Katsiantonis referred comment to his attorney, who didn't immediately respond to messages left Thursday.

Katsiantonis was excused from Thursday's House session. Speaker Shawn Jasper said a statement that Katsiantonis "will have his day in court and an opportunity to be heard."