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Why Is The Owner Of The ‘Mystic Pizza’ Restaurant Going To Prison?

8/27/2015 4:03pm EDT
Mystic Pizza
Remember Mystic Pizza? Sadly, John Zelepos- the owner of the Connecticut pizza joint that was used as the setting for that 1988 Julia Roberts classic- is being sent to prison.

According to Reuters, Zelepos was given a year and a day in prison on Monday, for the crimes of tax evasion and hiding hundreds of thousands of dollars of revenue from the government. He’ll also get three years probation, along with a $25,000 fine and another $522,658 in forfeiture. And that’s on top of the $234,000 Zelepos has already paid in restitution for the money he owes.

Ok, so how much money did Zelepos owe,...
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