A business owner who operated a deli in Clinton has been arrested after an investigation by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.

64-year old Jon Sansone of Clinton --  the owner of Cosmo's Dine and Deli -- which is now closed, is charged with grand larceny and criminal tax fraud.

Sansone allegedly failed to file sales tax returns and remit to the state nearly $52,000 in sales tax collected at his business from June 2012 to May 2015.

If convicted of the charges, he could face up to 15 years in prison

The case will be prosecuted by the Oneida County District Attorney's Office.

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