ADVERTISEMENT

An Orchard Park man was sentenced Wednesday by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny to a year in prison for tax evasion amounting to more than $1.2 million

His wife, who was convicted of aiding in the preparation of false tax returns, received three years probation.

Vincent and Mary Giamo also were ordered to pay $671.840 in restitution and already have paid $550,000 to the Internal Revenue Service.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael DiGiacomo said the Giamos operated a bar known as “Utopia” at 228 Franklin St. and between 2002 and 2005 maintained two sets of books.

The sentencings are the result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service.