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Yonkers Taxi Service Faces New Tax Fraud Charges

Yonkers Union Car Services
Yonkers Union Car Services Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

A Yonkers taxi service embroiled in a 2015 school transportation scandal, is facing new charges of tax fraud by the Westchester County District Attorney's Office, according to lohud.com.

The DA's office alleges Bianca Rodriguez and Yonkers Union Car Service, aka F&B Car Service LLC, committed tax fraud between 2010 and 2014, including failure to file tax returns, reports lohud.com.

The new charges are in addition to the school-transportation investigation of the company billing the school district for student-transportation services that “never occurred” from July 2009 to April 2014.

According to the new indictment filed on Sept. 25, Rodriguez failed to report $432,000 in earning and failed to pay more than $13,000 in taxes, said lohud.com.

The only charge against the car service is a failure to file corporate tax returns for three straight years.

Court records show Rodriguez was arraigned Sept. 28 and that she pleaded not guilty. She is free on $5,000 bail, said lohud.com.

The indictment says the largest amount of tax evasion took place in 20111 when it says Rodriguez failed to report  $123,746 in personal income, lohud reported.

The level of fraud committed by Rodriguez and others related to the car service was outlined in a 2016 report by Yonker's Inspector General, Brendan McGrath. He reported that monitoring of school taxi and bus contracts was so lax that Yonkers was defrauded of nearly $160,000.

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