Domino's franchisee in Pennsylvania sentenced to prison, ordered to pay millions over taxes

Dominos logo is seen on the restaurant in Streator, United States on October 15, 2022. (Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Tax crimes have landed a Domino's Pizza franchisee behind bars for over a year, in addition to paying millions of dollars back to the government.

Ammar Jali, 56, of Bethlehem, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to filing a false tax return for his businesses and himself.

He was the sole shareholder of 36 Domino's Pizza restaurants throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio.


Officials say Jali caused more than $2.5 million in tax losses to the federal government after filing false tax returns and underreporting more than $10,000,000 in earnings from 2014-16.

"Anyone contemplating cheating on their taxes should know that IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agents work tirelessly, year-round, to investigate tax and financial crimes," said IRS Criminal Investigation Acting Special Agent in Charge Denise Leuenberger. 

Jali was sentenced to a year and one day in prison, and ordered to pay $2.5 million to the IRS for tax crimes.