N.H. Lawmaker Resigns Amidst Theft, Tax Evasion Charges

Jan 3, 2018

Former six-term State Rep. and three-term alderman Thomas Katsiantonis of Manchester.
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A Democratic state lawmaker who's facing multiple charges of theft and tax evasion has stepped down from office.

Thomas Katsiantonis of Manchester sent in his resignation letter on Wednesday. The former state rep and alderman faces counts of theft and tax evasion related to two restaurants he owns in Manchester – Grand Slam II and Tommy K’s.

Katsiantonis is charged with stealing $423,000 in rooms-and-meals tax revenues and failing to pay state business taxes. His trial is expected to start this Spring.

The New Hampshire Republican Party has been pushing for his resignation since his arrest in June.

Katsiantonis could not be reached for comment.