What did a Bergen County car dealer's $1.2 million scam have to do with his heroin addiction? Nothing, a judge ruled.
Samyon Gilstein of Edgewater maintained the money he and his wife Alexandra stole through their former business -- Sunrise Motors on Route 46 -- was used to support his heroin addiction that his attorney said cost him approximately $2,100 a week, NorthJersey.com reports .
Judge Gary Wilcox, however, declined the 33-year-old admittance into Bergen County's Drug Court program Tuesday, ruling he found no connection between his drug habit and last year's massive sales tax theft, the article says.
*** ORIGINAL STORY : Samyon Gilstein and his wife collected more than $1.6 million in sales tax but reported that they’d received only $360,000 over the course of four years, former Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said. ***
Sentencing is scheduled for next month on tax evasion charges.
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