Yet again, Manhattan prosecutors have come after another individual and his company for allegedly defrauding New York out of tax revenues. According to a press release by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, Abdur Rashid Salaam and his companies, Safe & Secured Protective Services, Inc. and T.S.I. Special Services, Inc., have been indicted by a New York County Grand Jury for the crimes of Grand Larceny and Criminal Tax Fraud punishable by up to 25 years in state prison. It is alleged that Since 2003, “Salaam orchestrated the unlawful withholding of more than $1.2 million in collected sales taxes from New York State. More than $800,000 was stolen in the form of sales tax collected and kept by T.S.I. Special Services, Inc., and more than an additional $450,000 was stolen in the form of sales taxes collected and kept by Safe & Secured Protective Services, Inc.”
This arrest and indictment is one of many recently prosecuted by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office including four separate restaurant owners who have either been indicted or have pleaded guilty in connection to alleged Grand Larceny and Criminal Tax Fraud in excess of $1.1 million dollars. Although some of these individuals and their companies are alleged by prosecutors to have stolen hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars, prosecutors are not merely going after fraud in the “six figure” amount or greater. If anything, these investigations are a sign of things to come and a furtherance of former District Attorney Robert Morgenthau’s dedication to prosecuting crimes in the streets as well as New York white collar crime in the “suites.”
Crotty Saland PC has successfully represented individuals in Criminal Tax Fraud and Grand Larceny cases ranging from the tens of thousands of dollars to the multiple millions of dollars. While our past success and results is no guarantee of future results, the New York criminal defense attorneys and former Manhattan prosecutors at Crotty Saland PC are dedicated to working through every criminal case to put our clients in the best possible position to protect their rights, liberty and future.