Manchester, New Hampshire Ward 8 Alderman and representative Thomas Katsiantonis was arrested for tax evasion and forgery on Saturday, according to the National Herald.
The charges against the 44-year-old Greek American were announced in a joint statement by New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and Department of Revenue Administration Commissioner John T. Beardmore. The tax evasion and theft charges involve 423,000 dollars, the National Herald report says.
The arrest was made after an investigation that started in mid-February, with authorities searching Katsiantonis’ home and his two businesses, Grand Slam Pizza and Tommy K’s Sport Bar & Restaurant.
Katsiantonis is a Democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Hillsborough 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. Katsiantonis served in the House previously, representing Hillsborough 15 from 2003 to 2004. Katsiantonis was a candidate for Hillsborough 15 in 2006, Hillsborough 17 in 2004, and Hillsborough 50 in 2002.
Katsiantonis is the brother of Giorgos Katsiantonis, Greek parliament member of the Centrists Union, elected in Larissa.