The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to the indictment and arrest of Carlos Ramirez, president of Carmen’s Taqueria in Murfreesboro. Revenue special agents arrested Ramirez, age 54, on Tuesday. His bond was set at $50,000.
Earlier this month the Rutherford County Grand Jury indicted Ramirez on one count of theft over $250,000, 50 counts of false sales tax returns, and five counts of money laundering.
If convicted, Ramirez could be sentenced to a maximum of 25 years in the state penitentiary and fined up to $50,000 for theft of property. He could also be sentenced for up to 12 years and fined up to $25,000 for money laundering. Also, he could face up to two years in the state penitentiary and fined up to $3,000 for each count of filing false sales tax returns.