Former Conshohocken Restaurant Owner Pleads Guilty to Skimming and Paying Employees Under the Table

Giuseppe “Pino” DiMeo, 49, of Eagleville pled guilty on September 14th to two counts of conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), and nine counts of filing false tax returns announced Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen. DiMeo admitted that he conspired with his business partners at restaurants in Wilmington, Delaware and in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area to defraud the IRS of income taxes and payroll taxes. DiMeo skimmed cash from three of his restaurants and failed to report the cash income to the IRS. DiMeo also paid many of his employees in cash under the table and failed to inform his accountant or the IRS about his businesses’ cash payroll. In total, the government has determined, and alleges that, DiMeo failed to report approximately two million dollars in income to the IRS.

According to the press release from United States Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District, DiMeo’s cash skimming and paying employees under the table occurred at “DiMeo’s Pizza in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania (now closed), Pizzeria DiMeo’s (Andorra), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and DiMeo’s Pizzaiuoli Napulitani in Wilmington, Delaware.” We think when they say “Lafayette Hill” they are referring to the former DiMeo’s Pizza on Butler Pike in Conshohocken. DiMeo also owns the building at 101 Fayette Street.

The defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 37 years of imprisonment, three years of supervised release, a $2.75 million fine, and a $1,100 special assessment.