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Brothers stole more than $1M in sales tax

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Posted at 4:55 PM, May 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-26 17:01:38-04

Two brothers from Texas now admit they helped themselves to more than a million dollars in sales tax.

Ilias Maredia, 52, and Latif Maredia, 50 - both of Stafford, Texas - pleaded guilty in Erie County Court Thursday to grand larceny.

Between 2008 and 2012, the Maredia brothers stole $1,223,837 in sales tax collected at seven gas stations in the Buffalo area.

They face up to 25 years in prison when they are sentenced September 26th.