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Danbury grocery store owner sentenced for tax offenses

A Brookfield woman has been sentenced to probation for failing to collect, account for and pay over the federal income taxes and FICA taxes associated with cash wages paid to several employees.  47-year old Lizbel Sanchez was also ordered to pay a $400,000 fine.  She is a minority owner of  Danbury Food Corp., which operates a C-Town grocery store in Danbury.  Sanchez was responsible for accounting and financial records.  The U.S. Attorney's Office says Sanchez also failed to account for and pay FICA taxes and Federal Unemployment Tax on the taxable wages of those employees paid in cash.  Sanchez has paid $408,000 in restitution to the IRS.   Additional tax losses will be addressed civilly by the IRS.