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Florida Operator of Labor Staffing Companies Sentenced to Prison

Petr Sitka was found guilty of tax and immigration-related crimes.

March 21, 2024

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida, an operator of several Key West, Florida, labor staffing companies that provided cleaning and housekeeping services has been sentenced to four years in prison for tax and immigration-related crimes.

Per court documents and statements made in court, operator Petr Sutka, along with co-conspirators Vasil Khatiashvili and Zdenek Strnad, ran a series of labor staffing companies that employed non-resident aliens who were not authorized to work in the United States. The companies involved, including PSEB Specialty Service Inc., Perfect Service Excellent Benefits Services Inc., Starline Hospitality Inc., Norbert Janitorial Service Inc., E.S.F. Services Inc., and Expert Services F.S. Inc., served hotels, bars, and restaurants in Key West, as well as other U.S. locations.

Furthermore, these companies did not withhold federal income taxes nor Social Security and Medicare taxes from these workers’ wages and did not report the wages to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

In addition to the prison sentence, U.S. District Court Judge Jose E. Martinez ordered Sutka to serve three years of supervised release and to pay US$3,551,423.84 in restitution to the federal government.

Khatiashvili and Strnad are scheduled to be sentenced for their involvement on April 22.

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